While some pupils are back at school from this week, learning at home remains for many. The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador Scheme is offering access to online safety activities to all schools, not just scheme members, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In these extraordinary times Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner sets out his new plan to enable swift and immediate action to keep communities safer now and into the future.
The public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces such as shops, trains and buses to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane is setting aside £500,000 to sustain local provision of services to protect victims, support those vulnerable to crime, and work with offenders to reduce demand on hard pressed service providers. This funding will address issues that are emerging as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has responded to communities in need during the pandemic by setting up a COVID-19 Keeping Communities Safer Fund. To date the Commissioner has awarded 36 grants totalling over £12,300.
Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting residents to submit their own questions for him to put to the Chief Constable on their behalf as part of his regular scrutiny and support meetings.
“Keeping people safe is everyone’s top priority, but we recognise that for some staying home is not as safe as it is for others. Sadly, there are examples in our communities, which we should all be alert to notice”, said Michael Lane Police and Crime Commissioner.
PCC responds to additional powers for policing with call for all to take personal responsibility for doing the necessary and right things to save lives and reduce risk.
Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has re-iterated his commitment to continue to support the delivery of essential services to victims of crime and vulnerable members of our communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
“We are currently facing unprecedented and dynamically changing times. The Government announced last week that the Police and Crime Commissioner and local elections that were due to take place this May will now move to May 2021.