Project Griffin

Project Griffin is the national counter terrorism awareness initiative produced by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) to protect our cities and communities from the threat of terrorism. The aim of Project Griffin is to:

  • Help understand the threat from terrorism to the UK.
  • Guide individuals on what to do if they find themselves involved in a terrorist incident or events that lead up to a planned attack.
  • Enable people to recognise and report suspicious activity.

Project Griffin covers a range of modules including:

  • Introduction to Counter Terrorism
  • Current Threat
  • Bomb Threats
  • Responding to a Firearms and Weapons attack
  • Identifying and Responding to Suspicious Behaviour
  • Document Awareness
  • Identifying and Dealing with Bombs (IED) and Suspicious Items
  • Drones – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

The training is aimed at organisations which operate within the ‘crowded space’ environment.  Pre-training on the package is offered by Project Griffin organisers and is held at training locations around the country.  Registration is possible online at the following link:

We have been running Project Griffin training at Cardiff Metropolitan University for the past six months and it has been well received by staff.  The training material is updated every six months and is professionally made.  It strikes the balance between raising awareness of the threat without raising alarm.  It has helped us increase the vigilance of our staff and in doing so has created a safer a more secure environment for all who inhabit our campuses.  We very much recommend it to other HE and FE institutions.

Adrian Dennehy BA (Hons), MA, GCGI
Security Manager/ Rheolwr Diogelwch


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