The Small Ports Unit of Avon and Somerset Police are a team of officers dedicated to protecting the national security of the UK and to counter the threat from terrorism, espionage and organised major crime including drugs trafficking, paedophile and child abduction offences and arms trafficking. We also gather intelligence and information about all aspects of crime including smuggling and illegal immigration.
We gather this information by monitoring traffic entering and leaving the UK, speaking to the captains and passengers of aircraft and vessels and building strong relationships with the owners and operators of airfields and marinas.
The unit covers the whole of the Avon and Somerset coastline, including our numerous marinas, slipways and inlets. We also have responsibility for monitoring all General Aviation flights into and out of Avon and Somerset from all of our many airfields. To assist us, the unit regularly liaises with harbour masters, coastguard and lifeboat staff and the many communities who live in and around our airfields and coastline.
General Aviation Report Form (GAR)
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