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Avon and Somerset Police Citizens in Policing Award Winners Revealed

Avon and Somerset Police Citizens in Policing Award Winners Revealed

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The outstanding contribution of special constables, and volunteers has been recognised at the annual Avon and Somerset Constabulary Citizens In Policing Awards.
Date:
Tuesday 11th August 2020
Victims deserve better

Victims deserve better

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I am very concerned about the drop in rape convictions falling to an all-time low and the fact that 1,500 fewer rapists have been convicted compared to three years ago is disappointing. Victims deserve better and the system has to change.
Date:
Friday 31st July 2020
PCC welcomes £400,000 investment to improve local communities

PCC welcomes £400,000 investment to improve local communities

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Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens welcomes £400,000 additional funding from the Home Office Safer Streets Fund to build safer and stronger communities by preventing crime.
Date:
Tuesday 28th July 2020
Deputy PCC visits South Gloucestershire community groups

Deputy PCC visits South Gloucestershire community groups

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Deputy PCC John Smith visited local organisations and charities in South Gloucestershire to understand their important role in the community and find out how the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) can support their work for local people.
Date:
Tuesday 28th July 2020
Demanding weekend for officers

Demanding weekend for officers

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This weekend was another demanding one on police resources in Avon and Somerset Police. Officers, staff and teams faced multiple complex issues and made difficult decisions, and I want to thank them for their continuous hard work.
Date:
Monday 27th July 2020
Partnership welcomes innovative coordinator role to reduce reoffending at HMP Eastwood Park

Partnership welcomes innovative coordinator role to reduce reoffending at HMP Eastwood Park

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A pioneering new role to support women leaving prison is being spearheaded by the South West Reducing Reoffending Partnership, chaired by Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens.
Date:
Thursday 23rd July 2020
PCC welcomes role review

PCC welcomes role review

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Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens welcomes the Home Secretary's plan to review the role of PCCs to help give local people a greater say over policing.
Date:
Wednesday 22nd July 2020
Independent Custody Visitors needed in Bridgwater

Independent Custody Visitors needed in Bridgwater

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Are you interested in what goes on behind the scenes in police custody? If so, PCC Sue Mountstevens wants local people to become Independent Custody Visitor Volunteers.
Date:
Wednesday 22nd July 2020
Police continue to make difficult decisions to keep local people safe

Police continue to make difficult decisions to keep local people safe

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With life back to some sort of 'normal', Avon and Somerset Police continue to see increasing demand across the area and dealing with complex issues every day to keep local people safe. There have been an increasing number of illegal and unlicensed raves across the country, including in Avon and Somerset.
Date:
Monday 20th July 2020
Don't wait until it's too late. Remembering those lost to honour killings. Reaching out to those at risk.

Don't wait until it's too late. Remembering those lost to honour killings. Reaching out to those at risk.

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Sadly, we know that honour-based abuse and arranging of forced marriages has continued to take place during the global health pandemic. As we continue to come out of lockdown, we must use every opportunity to raise awareness of these crimes and to give survivors and victims the confidence to come forward and speak out.
Date:
Tuesday 14th July 2020
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