Community Safety campaigns
Cyber Crime - We continue to raise awareness of cyber crime, and this month we have been using social media to raise awareness of Computer Software Fraud.
- Never allow a cold caller remote access to your devices
- If you receive a call asking you to install apps/software - #HANGUP
- No legitimate business will cold call to assist with tech problems
- Your Internet Service Provider / Broadband provider will not cold call you about problems with your devices or your IP address – Always #HANGUP
You can find more advice on www.getsafeonline.org/leicestershire
This year, incorporating the World Cup, the partnership will be attending a number of community events throughout the summer to raise awareness of various issues such as anti-social behaviour, domestic violence, acquisitive crime, and hate. We will also have a couple of adverts placed on Harborough FM so keep your ears keen. You can read more about Safer Summer initiatives countywide here.
Ask for Angela
A campaign enabling people who might feel uneasy on a date in pubs and clubs to discreetly approach staff and request assistance is being rolled out.
Available at participating venues throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland the ‘Ask for Angela’ initiative aims to provide customers with a way to remove themselves from an uncomfortable situation while on a date.
The “ask for Angela” phrase can be used to gain assistance from staff members in order to be separated from the company of someone with whom they feel uncomfortable or unsafe due to that person’s actions, words or behaviour.
By “asking for Angela”, an individual is alerting staff that they require help. They will be taken aside, or to a safer location, so they can speak in confidence to that staff member about what assistance they need.
Options available to staff include: offering to call a taxi for the individual; providing a safe place for them to contact their friends or family; or requesting that the individual causing the distress leaves the venue.
More information and details on venues taking part in the scheme can be found on www.leicestershire.gov.uk/AskforAngela
Ask for Angela posters
Following a Parish, Police and Community event in January, the Community Safety Partnership are publishing a quarterly e-newsletter to keep Parish Councillors and parishioners informed about local community safety issues. The first was published in May 2018, you can download it here.