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PCC shows support following National Personal Safety Day


PCC Barry Coppinger at the National Personal Safety Day workshop in Hartlepool.

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has thrown his support behind National Personal Safety Day by attending a workshop in Hartlepool.

The event hosted by SkillShare North East, was aimed at reducing fear of crime and highlighting ways in which participants can be safer in their daily lives.

The session was open to the voluntary and community sector across the Cleveland area and was particularly aimed at groups who have volunteers or paid workers operating in a lone worker capacity.

It was attended by people from different voluntary and community sector organisations across Cleveland.

Barry Coppinger, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland said: “The chances of people being a victim of crime are low and fear is often disproportionate to the actual likelihood, therefore highlighting this fact helps people to feel safe and less fearful.

“It’s really important that communities in Cleveland can go about their daily business without the fear of crime and I’m delighted to be able to support this initiative.” 

Karen Milburn from SkillShare North East added: “This event was one in a series of events to have taken place over previous weeks involving personal safety for students, personal safety for volunteers and personal safety for young people and have been key to promoting positive safety messages.”

The workshops were supported by the use of Suzy Lamplugh Personal Safety Booklets which were purchased after a grant was awarded to SkillShare North East from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police Property Act Fund.

Posted on Thursday 17th October 2013
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