Safer Penzance November Highlights
A Modern Slavery Operation was conducted by Police on the week commencing 7th November targeting transport hubs with high visibility police patrols and engagement with train station staff, taxi ranks, the bus station, heliport and airport as well as other key services such as the YMCA to encourage community vigilance.
Sexual Assault and Violence Training for Bar and Nightclub Staff was held at Pulse Venue, bar and club staff were taught my experts from Cornwall Council’s domestic abuse and sexual violence team about how to spot the signs of inappropriate behaviour to intervene early and safely to prevent incidences from escalating.
DISC App –60 business owners and staff have now logged in and actively accessed the DISC crime-reporting system. A working group comprised of Penzance BID, Cornwall Council and Devon and Cornwall Police are continuing to monitor reports made through the system and action them accordingly. Further communication to members of DISC are being released this month in the run up to Christmas on how to maximise the scheme to keep businesses safe so watch this space!
16 Days of Activism Campaign Launched – Standing up to violence against women and girls is everyone’s business. We all have a responsibility to end gender-based-violence and this year in support of #16DaysOfActivism we have launched a campaign calling on Cornwall to UNITE to do just this. Look out for our poster campaign in Falmouth, Truro and Penzance as well as on some buses. The “Not all Heores Wear Capes” Campaign we used this year was devised by Creative Advertising students at Falmouth University and would appear on buses and in bus stops around the county.
Also remember the Penzance Police front desk is open Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 15:00 so if you cannot report a crime by Phoning 101 or the online email address ([email protected]) you can visit the station to make a report. In an emergency always dial 999. The station is situated on Penalverne Drive Opposite St John’s Hall.
Devon & Cornwall Police, Police Station, Penalverne Drive, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2NS