Welcome to Project Griffin, a police initiative to protect our cities and communities from the threat of terrorism. It brings together and coordinates the resources of the police, emergency services, local authorities, business and the private sector security industry.
Project Griffin was developed by the City of London Police and formally introduced in London in April 2004 as a joint venture between the City and Metropolitan police forces. Its remit was to advise and familiarise managers, security officers and employees of large public and private sector organisations across the capital on security, counter-terrorism and crime prevention issues.
Following its unqualified success in London, Project Griffin has been recognised as National best practice and is being implemented by police forces cities and communities throughout the UK. It has also generated interest and acclaim overseas, particularly in the United States, Canada and Australia.
December 2012 Update
I am pleased to announce and introduce to you Graham Bassett, who was recently appointed as the London Project Griffin Board Chairman. Graham is well known and respected in the Security Industry and we know will add high value to our ongoing Griffin activities.
The National Executive has changed slightly with Commander Richard Morris replacing Mike Wood, and Detective Chief Superintendent Jim Busby replacing John Donlan and Assistant Commissioner Ian Dyson replacing Frank Armstrong - may I take this opportunity to thank Frank, John and Mike for their sterling support to Project Griffin over many years.
We have made huge progress across the MPS this year, and a big vote of thanks to DCS Mike McDonagh and his team with in excess of 26 Boroughs now engaged.
Finally, Thanks to you all for your continued support and in particular during the Olympic Games and may I wish you, your partners and loved ones a Happy and Safe Festive period.
Don Randall MBE
Chairman Griffin National Executive
Firstly I would like to thank Mark Szczesnowicz for his Chairmanship and hard work over the last twelve months. Mark has always been a staunch supporter of Griffin and I’m sure I speak for many in wishing him well for the future.
As the new Chairman I am mindful of the responsibilities that come with being in the chair and I am both excited and privileged to serve our community. Griffin has been a huge success over the years and is an integral part of making London a safer place.
January 17th 2013 sees the City of London Police 100th Griffin Awareness Day, which is a magnificent milestone – and a milestone for all of those that have been involved to be acknowledged for their contribution.
Moving forward we have some ambitious plans for Griffin over the next twelve plus months and I look forward to reporting back on our progress.
Graham BassettChairman of the London Project Griffin Board