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 email@example.com 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:
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.”