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Notts Police at Nottinghamshire County Show

May 15, 2018
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On Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May, the force attended Nottinghamshire County Show to engage with the public and provide advice and information on a range of issues.

The Citizens in Policing Department (CiPD) attended with a team of Special Constables - our volunteer officers - who spoke to attendees on topics such as rural crime and our Fatal 4 operation.

Fatal 4 seeks to inform and educate the public on the risks of driving without a seatbelt, driving while using a mobile telephone, driving at excess speed and driving with excess alcohol.

These have consistently been found to be among the four main contributors to road fatalities, and the objective is to make people think before they get behind a wheel on the potential outcomes of engaging in these activities.

The CiPD team brought along with them a number of police equipment to allow kids (and big kids) to take a look around and see what kit we used every day to help us serve the community. This included a number our vehicles including the force's recently procured quad bike which also saw its first deployment in the Newark area on Sunday for Operational Jericho which seeks to tackle and disrupt illegal off-road biking.

The team were also showcasing the rural community safety guide which has been developed in conjunction with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service as part of a multi-agency push to keep people living within rural parts of the county safe.

Special Inspector Grant White who coordinated the CiPD stand said: "The engagement we had with the public over the weekend was fantastic and gave us a great platform to speak to the local community and those from further afield about rural crime and road safety.

"I think that we must have spoken to thousands of people, and I'm sure that was helped by the sunny weather.

"This year's event was such a success thanks to ‎everyone's hard work and great community spirit."

Also in attendance were members of our Fraud Team, along with support from our expert partner, Get Safe Online.

Engaging with the public on how to stay safe online and ways to protect your business, plenty of expert advice was given on keeping your children safe online, using social media safely, protecting your devices and fraudulent activity around online shopping and banking.

DI Yvonne Dales from our dedicated Fraud team said of the event: "The feedback from this weekend’s event has been fantastic.

"With nearly half of all the crime having a fraud or cyber element, our challenge is spreading messaging to allow people to protect themselves. I want everyone to talk about fraud and I want people to tell everyone."

If you want to find out more about how you can protect yourself and get expert advice, visit Get Safe Online or our cyber crime and fraud pages

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