28.07.22 – SPACE – Officially Opened by Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue
Written by Hitmix Local News on 28 July 2022
Diversionary tactics, targeted patrols and crime prevention advice are among the approaches Staffordshire Police is using to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) this summer.
Using local knowledge and analysis of recent crime trends, patrols will be targeted to provide visible reassurance and help to prevent ASB and other criminality.
Throughout the summer months, local policing teams will be holding community engagement events, both in person and online, to discuss any issues and offer crime prevention advice.
Diversionary activities linked to the Space summer programme, a scheme funded and coordinated by the Staffordshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s Office, provides activities and new experiences for young people aged between eight and 17 across Staffordshire. The programme plays an important part in helping increase skills, improve health and wellbeing and create opportunities, while also aiming to reduce levels of anti-social behaviour during the school summer holidays.
Speaking at yesterday’s SPACE launch at Longton Park, Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime, Ben Adams, stressed the importance of these events to the young people of Staffordshire :
Space 2022 runs right through to the 26 August and offers a range of activities across the county, including swimming and gym passes, sports and park events, trips out and arts and crafts.