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Game on to ‘refresh’ driver training
Officers have been testing the latest state-of-the-art PlayStation game to explore ways of “evolving and refreshing driver training methods”. Four specialist operations officers from Lincolnshire Police spent the day at the Silverstone race circuit where they tested the newest Gran Turismo game and its effects on driving to determine whether it could help boost established police training structures.
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<b><i>Beverley Hughes ‘Alcohol champions’ to deliver sobering message
A pioneering programme ‘Communities in Charge of Alcohol’ has been launched in Greater Manchester to combat the growing number of people who are drinking excessively and to help cut alcohol-related crime.
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Positive about pregnancy – officers and<br>staff with their children Special delivery with ‘baby boxes’
Lincolnshire Police is the first, and it believes only, force to introduce ‘baby boxes’ for all new parents to promote “positivity about pregnancy and families”. And by embracing the initiative that “celebrates new life”, the force says it demonstrates the “importance the organisation places on supporting families as they welcome a new addition”.
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Knife crime ‘dangers’ education praised
A ‘street doctors’ initiative to highlight the dangers of knife crime has been widely praised by young people just six months after being launched in Norfolk.
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Award-winning film leads fight against CSE
A five-minute film produced by Leicestershire Police about the rape and murder of a 15-year-old local schoolgirl has raised worldwide attention of the dangers of online grooming.
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University students get lessons in burglary
University students are to become ‘burglars’ to highlight the risks in leaving homes unlocked.
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Cyber monsters promote e-safety
School pupils are being taught to slay cyber sea monsters and ‘GoFISH’ in a new initiative to tackle concerns about staying safe online. The Cyber Ambassador scheme is being piloted by the Hampshire police and crime commissioner’s (PCC) Youth Commission to enable “skilled-up, informed pupils to educate and offer advice and support to their peers so they can make the most of the internet and stay safe”.
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Safety video bridges generation gap
A collaboration between the ‘old and the young’ has resulted in the production of a video on online safety that aims to educate all generations about the risks of cybercrime. The Think Before You Click short film warns that young people can be “just as vulnerable as the older generation”, who are often viewed as an easy target by cyber criminals and fraudsters.
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School exclusions targeted to reduce the risk of crime
Early intervention work by Northamptonshire Police aims to reduce school exclusions to zero and by doing so cut the risk of these young people turning to crime because of boredom or the perceived prestige it brings.
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<b><i>PC Ken Hill and PCSO<br>Jacqui McCormak Electric power a boost for neighbourhood officers

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has invested in electric bikes to increase the visibility of its neighbourhood officers.

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