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FLAG partners police in Project Griffin counter-terrorism campaign

The Fleet Auction Group’s (FLAG) corporate social responsibility ethos in vehicle remarketing has led to a partnership with Leicestershire Constabulary to help promote national counter-terrorism campaign, Project Griffin.

 Project Griffin is a police initiative to protect our cities and communities from the threat of terrorism by bringing together and co-ordinating the resources of the police, emergency services, local authorities and business in the private sector.

Following its unqualified success in London, police forces across the country are now implementing Project Griffin in their own communities, and FLAG was the first vehicle remarketing company to play an active role in the initiative. 

“Involvement with Project Griffin is central to our vehicle remarketing partnerships with Local Authorities, the emergency services and public utilities,” Chris Jager commented. “Best practice and corporate responsibility is high on the agenda for all these organisations and the initiative is a perfect fit with The Fleet Auction Group’s business ethos,” he added.

Inspector Tony Marsden of Leicestershire Constabulary commented: “When businesses learn about Project Griffin and understand how it fits into their business remit, and the benefits it can bring them in terms of crime reduction, they are really keen to get involved. The Fleet Auction Group was one of the first to get involved with the initiative, and their own ‘Blue Lights Lift Barriers’ epitomises, and superbly helps to promote, the messages of Project Griffin.”

In March 2010, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Walker, and Local Authority Sales Manager Chris Jager, enrolled on an awareness day course aimed at understanding how to work with other organisations in delivering Project Griffin’s objectives.

As a result, The Fleet Auction Group is now a Project Griffin ‘trusted partner’, helping to develop good practice in providing strategies, direction and awareness and the implementation of counter terrorism and crime prevention policies and procedures.

Three more of the company’s directors have subsequently gone through the course.

Originally introduced in London in April 2004, Project Griffin’s remit was to advise and familiarise managers, security officers and employees of large public and private sector organisations on security, counter-terrorism and crime prevention issues.