Establishing a set of values, one shared by everyone in an organisation, will determine how people are expected to think about and approach security.  It is essential to an effective personnel and people security regime’.  In other words, how does security work when you are not looking at it?

To run a positive security culture efficiently an organisation needs to develop a culture that supports, respects, and promotes security practices, both internally and externally. This culture does not just happen, it requires initiative and must be maintained. Positive security cultures have many advantages that lead to a more effective and efficient security culture. The Project Griffin International programme will assist in developing such a security culture through operational tactics, communication, and community engagement. 


In 2004 the City of London found it was necessary to change its mindset.  The City was experiencing bombings focused on the financial district and something had to be done.  An effective tactic was to be developed by the City of London and Metropolitan Police called Project Griffin. It grew nationally and today is part of the UK’s overall national PREVENT security strategy imbedded into a project called ACT, Action Against Terrorism.  

This community-based strategy offered a broad-based inclusion of individuals who worked in the financial district.  The tactical roadmap, and operational structure implemented jurisdictional command collaboration, sharing, awareness, protection, and aftermath implementation that affects an authority internally and externally to ensure safety and security.  The overwhelming sucess led Project Griffin to become a national practice of the United Kingdom overseen by the UK’s police support unit, the National Counterterrorism Security Office.  

In addition, after seeing its positive outcomes, other cities like New York City adopted the tactic under the name NYPD Shield.  Vancouver, B.C Canada calls it Griffin.

In 2015 the INTERPORTPOLICE, working with UK Police, signed an MOU to bring this strategy and tactics global.  We have further significantly enhanced Griffin by providing a jurisdiction-wide “environment” geo-fenced communication component called the Essential Plan, at no cost.  

Learn more and consider our programmes that incorporate these evidence based tactics. 

Security Practices: CSBP – PSeMS


  • Developing a Security Culture
  • Griffin Train the Trainer
  • Griffin on The Go
  • BRAVO – Behaviour Risk Managment
  • PSeMS (SQM)
  • Immersed tabletop exercises

Communication & Collaboration

  • Environment Communication Implementation
  • Collaboration Adoption – One on One

Security Assurance is Centred Around:

  • Joint intelligence to collaborate, integrate, and share resources and technology
  • Training and exercises for a coordinated and prepared response
  • Community security and policing to effectively gather intelligence to support risk mitigation based on a range of threat vectors such as insider threat, criminal activities, and terrorist identification
  •  Technology to support security
  • Communications to ensure continuity, resilient communication, and dynamic collaboration
  • Documented policies and procedures to establish action plans for organizations to implement required procedures
  • Human resource requirements to provide effective risk mitigation
  • Crisis response to meet the challenges faced in large scale incidents
  • Risk assessment to include all agencies