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Surgeries to take place for Hate Crime Awareness Week throughout Derbyshire

Posted on 14th October 2018

Our officers throughout Derbyshire are set to host special hate crime themed street meets and surgeries next week as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Safer Neighbourhood policing teams in the Ashbourne, Buxton, Dronfield, Killamarsh, Chesterfield, Alfreton and South Normanton, areas are among those hosting events for local residents.

They will be offering advice and information about hate crime, raising awareness of the law and also support available, with the aim of encouraging victims to speak out and not suffer in silence.

The events will take place at:

Alfreton

Monday, October 15

 

 

9.30am – 11.30am

Home Bargains, New Street, Institute Lane

South Normanton

1pm – 3pm

Co-op, High Street

Tissington and Carsington areas

Tuesday, October 16

1pm – 5.15pm

 

Mobile police station will be touring the villages of Thorpe,   Tissington, Parwich, Brassington, Carsington and Hognaston

Marston and Clifton areas

Wednesday, October 17

 

1pm – 5.15pm

Mobile police station will be touring the villages of Clifton,   Yeaveley, Sudbury, Doveridge, Norbury and Marston

Killamarsh

Thursday, October 18

 

9am – 3pm

Killamarsh Sports Centre, Stanley Street

Buxton

10am – 12 noon

The Springs Shopping Centre

Dronfield

10am – 2pm

Mobile Police Station, Dronfield Civic Centre

Chesterfield

10am – 2pm

Mobile Police Station, New Square

Hulland and Brailsford areas

1pm – 5.15pm

Mobile police station will be touring the villages Kirk Ireton,   Hulland Ward, Brailsford, Hollington, Shirley and Longford

 

Further details of the events can be found by clicking here and other policing teams across Derbyshire will also be holding pop up events around the theme of hate crime during the week.

Hate Crime Awareness Week is running between October 13 and 20, and giving organisations the opportunity to increase people’s knowledge of what constitutes an offence and how they can report it.

Hate crime is defined as any incident which constitutes a criminal offence, perceived by the victim or another person as being motivated by prejudice, hate or intolerance on the grounds of disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or alternative sub-culture.

We’re also inviting people to take part in our online initiative to show our officers engaging in our diverse local communities by collecting photographs of our officers and the people they meet.

If you want to take part please ask the officer for a picture or selfie and tag us on Twitter (@DerbysPolice) and Instagram (@derbyshireconstabulary) with the hashtag #CopASelfie.

Would you like to get in touch with your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team but can’t make these events? You can contact them by calling 101, or sending them a message online through the My Local Police pages of the website by clicking here.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.