Tag Archives: Avon and Somerset Police

Help Vulnerable People In Custody

Volunteers are needed to help support young people or vulnerable adult detainees who enter police custody. Somerset County Council’s Youth Offending Team is appealing for more volunteers to act as ‘Appropriate Adults’ helping young people or vulnerable adults understand what is happening to them whilst in police custody and why. Appropriate adults support and ensure […]

Surrender a knife, save a life

Stores in Somerset were visited by Trading Standards and police officers last week in a joint operation aimed at preventing the sale of knives to under 18s. Officers from the Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service assisted Avon and Somerset Police during Operation Sceptre. Part of the initiative used police cadets in test purchase […]

Working together to tackle child sexual exploitation

Over 100 professionals from across Somerset came together this week with the aim of working together to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE). Representatives from the police, health organisations, schools and local authorities attended the “practical conference” on Wednesday (30 November), which was organised by Somerset Safeguarding Children Board. Speakers included the Chair of the Board, […]

Anti-social behaviour in the dock

Somerset County Council is teaming up with Avon and Somerset Police to tackle anti-social behaviour at Bridgwater Dock. The Dock is owned by Somerset County Council and concerns have been raised locally about anti-social behaviour, such as alcohol consumption and noise, particularly at night. Some of the behaviour is believed to be linked to illegal […]

Get the message – don’t phone and drive

Drivers who continue to break the law by using hand held mobile phones at the wheel will be targeted in a special operation this week. Officers from Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team and Avon and Somerset Police will be on the road in South Somerset for a day of action on Wednesday 22 October. […]