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Police pay visit to University of Derby to 'lecture' students in keeping safe.

Posted on 23rd March 2017

Our officers from Allestree Safer Neighbourhood Team have visited the University of Derby to speak to students about keeping safe. 

The event happened yesterday, Wednesday, March 22 at the university’s Kedleston Road site in Derby. 

Officers from the team were patrolling the campus to speak to students and giving out crime prevention advice and goodies, including pom pom panic alarms. 

Sergeant Mark Preston, who is in charge of the team, said: “We work very closely with the university to give as much advice as possible to the students who are visiting and living in the city. 

“We realise that there has been a lot of attention recently on our efforts to arrest the suspect for a series of sexual assaults in and around the city. This event was also to reassure students that the city is a safe place but at the same time give some easy tips as to how they can stay and feel safer.” 

For more crime prevention advice you can call your local safer neighbourhood team on 101, or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here. 

You can also visit the safety advice section of our website here


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