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New Surrey Police Constable Tells of Her Lockdown Experience

Published on: 4 May, 2020
Updated on: 4 May, 2020

Starting work as a police constable is a challenge at the best of times but what is it like to start beat work in the middle of the Coronavirus lockdown?

In the following video, Surrey’s Chief Constable Gavin Stephens talks to new PC Danielle and her tutor PC Ian Blanshard who serve in Staines.

Victim and Witness Care Unit has helped 57,000

Since the Surrey Police Victim and Witness Care Unit (VWCU) was set up a year ago, 57,000 people have been helped and supported, says the unit’s chief, Rachel Roberts.

PCC David Munro

Funded by the  Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro, the team of nearly 30 as well as volunteers is coping with a 20 per cent increase in fraud and also has a domestic violence adviser, both connected to effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown.

All victims of crime in Surrey are automatically referred to the VWCU when a crime is reported. Individuals can also self-refer themselves, or use the website to find local specialist support services.

You can contact the Victim and Witness Care Unit on 01483 639949, or for more information visit: https://victimandwitnesscare.org.uk.

Anyone affected by, or worried about someone who may be affected by domestic abuse is encouraged to contact the Surrey Domestic Abuse Helpline provided by your Sanctuary, on 01483 776822 (9am – 9pm), or to visit www.yoursanctuary.org.uk. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

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test One Response to New Surrey Police Constable Tells of Her Lockdown Experience

  1. Alan Cooper Reply

    May 4, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    Good to see Mr Stephens being proactive with his front line officers as was his predecessor. Inspirational and encouraging to many officers.

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