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Keeping you safe during a busy week ahead

For anyone who hadn't noticed, England are in the semi finals of the World Cup and Warwickshire Police is working hard to ensure people in Warwickshire stay safe while they celebrate the success.

Speaking today, Superintendent David Gardner, said: "While football might be coming home, our main aim is to ensure fans in Warwickshire get home safely.

"You may have seen media coverage about pressures on policing caused by the World Cup, the warm weather, the USA presidential visit and other local summer events.

"This is providing significant challenges for Warwickshire Police and our partners. Therefore, we have been working hard to plan for a busy week.

"We are committed to ensuring we provide help to anyone in need. We are increasing the number of officers and staff on duty to ensure we can do this. However, we also need the public's help.

"We have been experiencing higher than normal levels of demand on our service and we expect this to continue throughout the week. As always, all calls will be assessed and responded to appropriately, with the most serious incidents being prioritised. This may mean that we can't respond to calls to our 101 non-emergency in our usual timely manner and we may need to speak to victims or witnesses of less serious offences over the phone rather than in person.

"The public can help by only calling 999 in an emergency and only calling 101 when an incident needs a policing response.

"We publish the contact details for all our Safer Neighbourhood Teams. If you are calling to pass on local information then it may be more appropriate to contact them directly. To find you local team go to our homepage and enter your postcode.

"We want people to enjoy themselves this week; there's a lot to celebrate. But most of all, we want people to stay safe and behave in a considerate manner."

 

Posted by Sam Cook, Communications Officer

Published 10/07/18