Safer Together Newsletter - September 2022
The Summer period has been busy with lots of events and engagements, and it’s been great to see communities coming together to have fun and show support. At these events my main focus has been getting views on safety, policing and crime, raising awareness of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and promoting the new Lincolnshire Strong Voice project.
As a team we regularly attend events with Lincolnshire Police, sharing a stall, promotional material and the Educational, Digital Delivery, Information and Events (EDDIE) Van so you may have seen us with them too.
Lincolnshire Strong Voices
We are looking for 11–21-year-olds in Lincolnshire, who want to work together to make positive changes where they live. The LSV project will provide a space to comfortably, confidentially, and openly speak about their issues and concerns as is intended to be a platform to influence and implement real change. The project will:
- Give young people a voice and a safe place they will be listened too.
- Challenge & inform the work of the PCC and Lincolnshire Police
- Help to make their community a happier, healthier and safer place to
Meetings will take place locally every other month from January 2023. For more information and to register your interest please click here
Engagement and Events
Deputy PCC Phil Clark, PCSOs, Response Officers and I attended Lincoln Pride back in August. It was a great day and got feedback from lots of people about feeling safe in their community. We also promoted The LSV project and gave out hundreds of stickers.
At the Waterside Centre in Lincoln there was a Dementia Awareness event to raise awareness of the type of help there is available through community groups and organisations. PCSO Bond and I gave out information on the new Herbert Protocol Force Initiative.
The North and South Kesteven Coordinator, Maisie McMahon, and I attended the Lincoln Uni Freshers Week with colleagues from Cyber Crime, the Fraud team and Crime Reduction Team. We promoted the Lincolnshire Strong Voices project and how to keep safe.
Have you been a victim of Crime?
Victim Lincs is a service put in place by the Police and Crime Commissioner, providing victims of crime with invaluable help, support and guidance. If you are a victim of crime and would like further support, Victim Lincs can refer you to Victim Support or other specialist coping and recovery services.
Herbert Protocol: For people with dementia at risk of going missing.
This scheme helps police track down people with dementia. It requires carers and families to complete an online form to record vital information should they go missing. The form includes carers details, medication, and a description and a photo of the person. The relaunch coincides with the launch of the smart dementia bands in East Lindsey. For more information or to request a band please visit: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincs Alert: Are you signed up?
The team use Lincolnshire Alert to:
- Keep you informed about local news and community safety information for your area.
- Help you stay safe by sharing crime prevention advice.
- Give you a voice. We want to know your opinions and understand the needs and issues affecting your community
Sign up to Lincolnshire Alert here