Police and Crime Commissioner invites residents to submit their crime prevention questions as part of virtual Safer Together event

10 June 2020

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner is running a month of activity online to share a range of advice and information on community safety issues focussed on challenges and crimes people are experiencing during the pandemic.

From 15 June to 13 July 2020 the Commissioner’s annual Safer Together event will run online on the Commissioner’s website and social media channels.

The virtual event #SaferTogetherApart will bring together commissioned services that help to reduce crime and support the vulnerable, partners including Neighbourhood Watch and crime prevention police officers to provide support in a range of areas including fraud and scams, online cyber safety, domestic abuse, hate crime and crime prevention.

The first week is focused on supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities, including older and young people, and the Commissioner would like to invite all local residents to submit questions they would like answered by a range of experts from Hampshire Constabulary. Questions can be in the areas of cyber crime, fraud and scams, rural crime, business and home security, hate crime and community cohesion or general crime prevention.

Anyone wishing to receive advice should submit their questions by Tuesday 30 June 2020 to opcc.comms@hampshire.pnn.police.uk or by calling 01962 871595 and leaving a message. The answers will be shared on the Commissioner’s website and social media from Friday 19 June.

The week of activity includes:

  • Monday 15 June – Safer Superhero Day: Top tips for children to keep them safe during the holidays
  • Tuesday 16 June – Youth Commission Day: An insight into what the Youth Commission has been up to during lockdown
  • Wednesday 17 June – Neighbourhood Watch Day: Raising awareness of Neighbourhood Watch, and top tips for older people
  • Thursday 18 June – Pride Day: Celebration of National Pride Month with a video from the PCC
  • Friday 19 June – Crime Prevention Day: Officers from Hampshire Constabulary answer your crime prevention questions
  • Saturday 20 June –  Supporting Young People Day: Online boxing session with professional boxer Hannah Rankin
  • Sunday 21 June – Supporting Older People Day: Age Concern video of recent COVID-19 Community Fund and video message from the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, commented on the virtual event: “I will miss the opportunity to see local residents this year at my annual Safer Together event. My virtual programme of activity #SaferTogetherApart with partners provides an important opportunity to share crime prevention advice and signposting to vital support services, particularly for vulnerable members of our communities in light of the increase in domestic abuse, hate crime, and fraud and scams during the pandemic.

“All resources can be accessed on my website and via my social media channels on Facebook and Twitter under the hashtag #SaferTogetherApart. I encourage all local residents to get involved online by going onto my website or following on social media.”

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