A PROJECT which aims to disrupt a range of criminal activity and terrorism has marked it second anniversary.

North Yorkshire Police's Project Servator is a tactic which has seen more than 300 deployments across York, Scarborough, Harrogate and Richmondshire.

The approach relies on unpredictable and highly visible police deployments, while at the same time, building a network of vigilance made up of business and community partners and the general public.

North Yorkshire Police was one of the first police forces in the country to launch Project Servator and is now one of 12 to have fully implemented the tactics.

Deployments can include highly visible policing supported by CCTV, armed police officers, police dogs, automatic number plate recognition, mounted police, plain clothed officers and air support including drones.

PC Andrew Thompson said: “Members of the public play a really important part in Project Servator and we have had a great response."