Protest Activity – City of London Police Advice

Author: City of London Police


City of London Police have released advice on how to best prepare for the potential disruption of protest activity:

You will be aware that during the last few weeks the City has experienced disruption caused by protesters. Officers at the City of London Police have worked closely with neighbouring forces as part of a pan-London policing operation to minimise the impact this activity has had on our communities.

Working closely with businesses and security professionals across the Square Mile helped us to provide timely information and intelligence, and share security advice.

In order to prepare for any future protest activity that may impact the City, there are a number of things you can do:

Your people
• In the days leading up to the events, ensure all employees are fully briefed.
• Your premises should have a strong, visible management presence who should identify themselves to the police in the event of any trespassing or damage.
• Security officers, where possible, should be highly visible.
• All staff should remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to security and/or the police.
• Ensure all members of staff are fully aware of any emergency and evacuation procedures.

Your premises
• Minimise the number of available entry points to your premises.
• Ensure the outside areas are clear of debris, dustbins, ladders, tools, or equipment.
• Check that your emergency equipment, grab bags, first aid supplies, and walkie-talkies are in place, easy to get to, and working properly. It is advisable to test them beforehand.
• Check and test building security and emergency systems.
• Ensure CCTV coverage is fully operational and can provide the highest recording resolution possible.
• If your building has scaffolding erected or is in close proximity to scaffolding, let your security staff know.
• Report any suspicious activity to police by dialling 101, always call 999 in an emergency in an emergency.

If you are able to share information/intelligence relating to any protests in the City, please email: (this mailbox is monitored 9am – 5pm).

If you would like to contact your local Policing team, or have specific questions pertaining to the above contact us at (also monitored 9am – 5pm)

We would like to thank all those that have worked with us over the past few weeks to minimise disruption to the City of London.