Police force ‘warned over security’

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Published: Tuesday 9th December 2014 by The News Editor

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West Midlands Police have “implemented additional security measures ” after information was passed to the force anonymously relating to the safety of officers and staff.

Officers were held back on duty to be given a security reminder yesterday, the force said in a statement, adding that the information passed to police is being assessed.

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Forsyth said there is nothing at this stage to suggest an increased risk to members of the public.

The security reminder included advice about travelling to and from work in partial uniform as well as police station security, police said.

Mr 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.”

In October the threat level to police officers across Britain was raised to substantial, while the national security level remains at severe meaning a terrorist attack is highly likely.

Published: Tuesday 9th December 2014 by The News Editor

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