Police Continue With Patrols As Officers Issued With Security Reminder

West Midlands Police continue to patrol the region’s streets while officers have once again been reminded of the need for vigilance as the national security threat remains severe.

The force have implemented additional security measures to ensure the safety of all officers and staff after receiving anonymous information yesterday (Monday 8 December).

The information which prompted the additional safety reminder continues to be assessed.

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Forsyth, said: “West Midlands Police treat all information relating to matters of security extremely seriously.

“In this particular case we have received information relating to the safety of West Midlands Police officers and police staff. There is nothing at this time to suggest there is an increased risk to members of the public.

“We have taken the opportunity to remind all employees of the need to be vigilant. Our priority remains serving our communities and protecting them from harm. Officers remain on patrol and our staff continue to respond to calls for service as usual.”

Officers were held on duty while they were given the security reminder or as they started their shifts.

Measures included advice about travelling to and from work in partial uniform as well as police station security.

In October the threat level to police officers across Britain was raised to substantial. This means that an attack is a strong possibility.

The national security level remains at severe meaning a terrorist attack is highly likely.

Anyone with security concerns should call police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

The national anti-terrorist hotline can be contacted on 0800 789 321.