Campaign launched to help keep people safe this summer
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Warwickshire Police is today launching its summer campaign to help keep people safe.
With lockdown restrictions expected to be lifted further over the summer, whether off to the pub to watch the football or out for drinks with family and friends, officers are urging people to look our for each other and enjoy themselves responsibly.
A new section on the force website offers advice on staying safe and includes a section to help people get home safely, as well as advice on areas such watching out for spiked drinks.
Over the coming months as lockdown lifts and during the Euros, extra officers will be on duty at key times to help keep people safe and protect our communities.
The new awareness campaign will run across social media and pubs and clubs across the county.
Superintendent Mike Smith, head of community and response policing, said: “We’ve spent the last year of the pandemic doing everything we can to look after each other and keep each other safe. With the nice weather, a summer of sport and lockdown restrictions lifting we’re urging people to keep doing this.
“This isn’t about stopping people from having a good time; it’s about taking simple precautions to look after yourself and your friends.
“We’re urging people to know their limits when it comes to alcohol. You’re more likely to be involved in violent crime if you are drunk; take responsibility for your own behaviour and know when to stop.
“We also want people to take responsibility for their friends and take them away from any escalating trouble. By the time the police become involved in an altercation it has generally become violent. Research has shown that most often friends are best placed to deescalate a situation early before it descends into violence.
“Finally, we want people to look out for their friends and help them get home safely following a night out, whether this be walking them home or taking them to a taxi stand or bus stop.”
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