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Buxton police head to university for a meet and greet with new students

Posted on 29th September 2014


 PCSO Linda Cook and PC Mark Parkinson welcome the new freshers to Buxton  

Safer Neighbourhood officers have been welcoming the new students to Buxton during a meet and greet visit to their fresher’s fair last week.  

The Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team visited The University of Derby’s Buxton campus on Thursday, September 25 to meet the new residents and to introduce themselves to them.

The officers were on hand during the day to speak to the students about their policing role and to offer advice around internet safety, alcohol and drug awareness.

PC Sandra Barlow from the police licensing department joined the Safer Neighbourhood officers to talk to the students about the intoxicated campaign.

The campaign, led by Derbyshire police and Derbyshire Dales District Council, aims to reduce the level of alcohol-related crime by raising awareness of the law around the sale of alcohol and encouraging the public to remain responsible when out drinking.

PCSO Linda Cook from the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood team said: “Starting University, often away from home, can be an exciting but daunting experience for some and we wanted to be on hand to welcome them to the area. 

“The fair was a great opportunity for us to meet the new students and introduce them to our role. We also offered crime prevention advice and support to help them settle in to university life.”

The Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team is made up of Sergeant Russ Barlow, PC Mark Parkinson, PCSO Linda Cook, PCSO Alan Nield and PCSO Dave Murphy.

To speak to team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police or follow them on Twitter: @BuxtonSNT

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