In conjunction with Projects Kraken and Pegasus, Humberside Police Ports Unit are committed to protecting the borders in partnership with other law enforcement agencies and transport community partners. This resulted in Project YALI being launched during late September 2012.
What is Project YALI?
Project Yali is a joint agency initiative that delivers an enhanced ‘vigilance’ capability and reporting mechanism for the haulage community that use the Humber Region Ports.
How Does Project YALI work?
Project Yali provides haulage companies with a localised number, provides a structure for the reporting of unusual activity or behaviour within the transport community believed or suspected to be linked to acts of terrorism or organised crime.
What are the signs of Criminal or Terrorist Activity?
- Tests of Security Attempts to test security at restricted areas.
- Security of Load Individuals attempting to breach the security of a trailer/container or drivers cab whilst it is parked.
- Request to carry packages/human cargo. Individuals approaching drivers requesting they carry a package for payment. This could also include allowing individuals to hide within the load they are carrying.
- Suspicious Characters People who are clearly not local and whose actions do not fit into the daily routine of the area.
What to look for:
- Are your fellow drivers licences and identification correct and genuine?
- Are drivers being regularly approached to carry items for payment ?
- Are there regular breaches of security within the port complex you visit ?
- Are there unusual methods of payment or transactions by or between drivers and their customers ?
- Is the wagon and/or trailer safe and being used legally ?
- Is there suspicious or unusual activity by people or vehicles around the wagon/trailer ?
- Is there incorrect or unusual operation or appearance of the wagon (i.e. use of red diesel/overweight)?
- Is there a deviation from the normal use of the wagon by the owner or operator ?
- Has the wagon/trailer they are using been modified in any way ?
- Are there regular unexpected or last minute diversions to the route used by a driver or company ?
- Are there suspicions surrounding a specific company or driver regarding suspicious or illegal activity ?
Defeat Crime and Terrorism Report Your Suspicions
What we mean by anonymous
Anonymous means that your name is not known or made public. We know that our guarantee to never ask for your name or record your call is vitally important to you.
It makes it easier for you to come forward, breaking the silence around criminal activity and removing your fear.
- you will never be asked for your name
- your call will not be recorded
- your call or online form will not be traced
- you will not have to make a statement to the police
- you will not appear in court.
To give information anonymously to Crimestoppers now, call 0800 555 111 or fill out our anonymous online form.
If your information leads to an arrest and charge, you could get a cash reward of up to £1,000.
This is paid in such a way as to protect your identity.
How Can you Help ?
Quite simply, to call Humberside Police, Crimestoppers or the National Anti-Terrorist hotline whenever you see any activity or behaviour that you feel is suspicious, and which may be connected with any preparatory acts of terrorism or criminal activity.
If you suspect it, report it.
Call one of the following:
- Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111
Humberside Police: 101 or if an emergency call ‘999’
The following links are included for your information and to enable you to print off the poster and information leaflet regarding Project YALI.