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Terrorist threats

About terrorist 

Terrorist attacks in Jersey are highly unlikely, however we should still be careful.

Jersey has the same risk of an attack from a lone individual or a group of individuals involved in terrorism. Terrorism can be:

  • physical attack
  • interference with information or communication systems, causing disruption and economic damage
  • threats or hoaxes designed to frighten and intimidate

Some attacks are easier to carry out if the terrorist is assisted by an insider or someone with specialist knowledge or access.

The States of Jersey Police and their partners work together to protect our Island and keep it safe through the national Counter Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST).

CONTEST aims to reduce the risk from terrorism and domestic extremism so that everybody in Jersey can go about their everyday lives freely and with confidence.

Even if the risks of terrorist incidents happening on the Island are low, the impacts could have serious consequences, including:

  • multiple casualties
  • major disruption to transport and utilities
  • deaths and injuries
  • increased number of admissions to hospitals
  • road and travel disruptions
  • damage and disruption to utilities
  • damage to property and environment
  • displaced families and communities
  • personal financial loss
  • impact on businesses

For the latest Terrorism Threat level and advice visit Terrorism and national emergencies on GOV.UK.

If you're worried someone close is expressing extreme views or hatred, which could lead to them harming themselves or others visit Action Counters Terrorism (ACT).

If you see or hear something that could be terrorist related, call the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 739321. Specially trained officers will take it from there. Find further information on ProtectUK.

What to do in a firearms or weapons attack

In the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack:


Run to a place of safety. This is a better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there's nowhere to go, then you should hide.


Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself if you can.


Tell the police by calling 999 when it's safe to do so.

For find further information visit Counter Terrorism Policing.

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