March edition of the Crime and Policing News Update.

March 28th, 2014 by

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/crime-and-policing-news-update-march-2014

Contents

  1. This is Abuse
  2. Domestic violence disclosure scheme rolled out across England and Wales
  3. Royal Assent of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill
  4. Consultation on revisions to PACE codes of practice on detention and detention-terrorism
  5. 101 campaign
  6. Extra funding for the Independent Police Complaints Commission
  7. Mobile phone crime prevention advice published on police.uk

Learn 2 Live Road Safety Initiative Supported by Talking Heads Clips

March 25th, 2014 by

 

Learn 2 Live

Learn 2 Live is a powerful, thought provoking road safety initiative, designed to target young driver and passenger casualties in Cornwall. Since it started in Cornwall four years ago, thousands of young and pre-drivers have attended Learn 2 Live.

The Learn 2 Live programme is based on a short DVD showing a group of friends being involved in a collision and the emergency services arriving. As each agency arrives at the scene, the DVD is paused and a member of that particular emergency service enters the stage to give their chilling account of attending the scene of a road traffic collision.

Due to the ever-increasing pressures on staff and speakers, and the increase in the number of Learn 2 Live events being delivered, speaker availability can be limited; therefore the decision was taken to film a series of video clips of peoples’ real stories which can be shown at events when the person is unable to attend an event.

Learn 2 Live speakers attended filming session to allow a production company to film their story relating to their experience of being affected by a road traffic collision. Films included various members of the emergency services, as well as a parent who lost their child in a road traffic collision.

10 film clips have successfully been filmed; this will allow the Learn 2 Live initiative to be more sustainable into the future.

For more information regarding the Learn 2 Live initiative please contact Tamsin Ferris, Cornwall Council Road Safety Officer by emailing tferris@cornwall.gov.uk.

 

Drug and Alcohol Action team (DAAT)

March 18th, 2014 by

DAAT new Psychoactive Substances (NSP) Training

NSP is the term given to what some people and the press call legal highs. These substances present new challenges particularly as the long term effects of these substances are not yet known. Training sessions for staff have been organised and have been so popular, that they were oversubscribed by over 100%.

Please bear with us whilst we arrange more dates for April and beyond for those who were not successful in getting a place on the March dates. A full DAAT training programme for 14/15 will be available in the next newsletter.

‘Have your say’ during March

March 17th, 2014 by

Have your say snippedSafer Cornwall and Devon and Cornwall Police are once again giving the public the opportunity to ‘Have your say’ through a joint survey to measure how safe people feel living in Cornwall, and to identify the issues that concern them most.

The survey results will be compared with last year and the knowledge gained will be included in the strategic assessment of community safety issues that Safer Cornwall undertakes annually. The Safer Cornwall Strategic Assessment provides a profile of crime and disorder in Cornwall, identifies high-risk people and places, considers future threats and opportunities and the actions that Safer Cornwall and partners are taking to tackle the issues identified.

Members of the public are being encouraged to take part in the survey which is being conducted throughout March. The survey is  available through March online here.

Paper copies of the survey are also available by calling 0300 1234 232

Junior Lifeskills Camborne Pool Illogan Redruth

March 6th, 2014 by

On Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th March, Safer Cornwall hosted a two day Junior Lifeskills event at Pool Innovation Centre for the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth area.  Over 350 year 5 students (aged 9 and 10) from 12 schools participated in 9 activities with partner agencies covering first aid; anti-bullying; internet safety; trading standards; electrical safety; recycling; fire safety and hoax calls; road safety and even how to wash their hands properly.

The children were very attentive and interested and our thanks go to them for a great two days, their teaching staff, and of course to the organisers and presenters at the event.  The next events will be held in Falmouth in April and May 2014.

Glow Cornwall

March 6th, 2014 by

What is Glow Cornwall?

Glow Cornwall is targeted at helping households throughout Cornwall save energy and save money over a five year period (2013 – 2018). It will help thousands of people to improve the quality of their homes, making them more affordable and warmer. The scheme is brought to you by Cornwall Council and British Gas, it has something for everyone and is made up of two distinct strands and you don’t even have to be a British Gas customer.

Find out more here Glow-Cornwall.pdf

Police and Crime Commissioner open meeting Camborne

March 4th, 2014 by

 

Tony Hogg, Police and Crime Commissioner is hosting an open public meeting on Wednesday 26 March 2014

The event will be held Pool Innovation Centre, Trevenson Road, Redruth (Nr Camborne), TR15 3PL

Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly invites you to join him and the Chief Constable, Shaun Sawyer in a discussion on;

‘’Reducing crime and the harm caused by the misuse of alcohol’’

The evening will be broadcast live by BBC Radio Cornwall and BBCRadio Devon.

Join us at the event; ask your questions live on the night as

part of the audience or via phone-in, online or via twitter using the hash tag #hotseatlive.

The meeting is open to all but in order to manage numbers, and understand any adjustments we can make to help you contribute fully, we are asking people to notify us of their attendance.

To do so, or for more information please contact the Office of the Police andCrime Commissioner on opcc@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk or

call 01392 225555.

WEBSITE: www.devonandcornwall-pcc.gov.uk

 

 

February edition of the Crime and Policing News Update.

March 3rd, 2014 by

February edition of the Crime and Policing News Update.

Published 26 February 2014

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