Project Servator – a policing tactic used to disrupt a range of criminality, including terrorism while providing a reassuring presence for the public. We are working with partners, including businesses and the public, to continue to protect West Yorkshire communities. The aim is to make West Yorkshire a difficult place for criminals and terrorists to operate.
Hello, and welcome to West Yorkshire Police’s Project Servator web page.
On this page we will aim to provide you with as much information as we can about Project Servator, along with regular updates of what the West Yorkshire team have been doing.
On the additional pages there are posters that you can download and a rolling log of the latest Project Servator news.
Read the latest Servator news here.
Further down this page there is also the live Project Servator Twitter feed, if you like you can follow us on Twitter at @WYP_Servator
What we will do
If a Project Servator deployment is happening where you are, there’s nothing to worry about. They are normal police deployments.
Project Servator sees the deployment of both highly visible and covert officers, supported by other resources such as dogs, horses, firearms officers, vehicle checkpoints, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and CCTV. The deployments can happen anywhere and at any time and include officers who are specially-trained to spot the tell-tale signs of individuals who may have criminal intent.
Officers will talk to the public and local businesses to let them know what they are doing and remind them to be vigilant, trust their instincts and report any suspicious or unusual behaviour. You may also see officers handing out leaflets explaining what Project Servator is, or posters on display.
Working with the community is a vital part of making Project Servator a success. If you have any questions please feel free to talk to our officers.
Our teams also work with partners, such as British Transport Police, security staff and CCTV operators to carry out deployments.
What we need you to do
You have an important role to play in helping to make Project Servator a success by reporting anything that doesn’t feel right, for example an unattended item or someone acting suspiciously.
You can report your concerns to officers who are out and about. Alternatively , contact us on 101. In an emergency, always use 999.
We also need you to remain vigilant while out and about, and to follow national ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) guidance. More information on what to look out for and how to contact police can be found at www.gov.uk/ACT.
The Project Servator team have a strong working relationship with Leeds BID, Safer Leeds and Leeds City Council.
We work closely with the Leeds shopping centres, alongside their management staff, security and maintenance staff and front of house staff.
Our network of vigilance spreads far and wide.
Together we've got it covered.
You will also see us at the many fantasic events that are held across West Yorkshire, including the International Triathlon Series, Tour De Yorkshire, Pride, Christmas Markets, Music events and many many more.