Welcome to April’s edition of the stakeholder bulletin, providing you with an update on the work of Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer and Cheshire Constabulary in helping to keep Cheshire residents safe.
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Live streaming enhances emergency call handling
Cheshire Police have enhanced the way they manage and respond to emergency calls by becoming the first police force in the North West to utilise live video streaming and location tracking software.
The GoodSAM Instant Help platform has been installed in the Force Control Centre (FCC) to help call handlers better understand what’s going on at the scene of a crime or incident by allowing the caller to live stream what they can see taking place in front of them.
Cheshire Police volunteers recognised for their ‘special’ contributions
Around 100 volunteers have been recognised for the ‘special’ contribution they make to Cheshire Constabulary and the communities it serves.
They were presented with awards at a Special Constabulary Thank You Event held at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Knutsford on Sunday 20 March 2022.
Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Bill Dutton, Special Chief Superintendent Amanda Fivey and Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer all attended to pay tribute to the invaluable service that Special Inspectors, Sergeants and Constables provide.
Dedicated Domestic Abuse Court returns to Cheshire in boost to Constabulary’s commitment to victims
A specialist court dedicated solely to dealing with cases of domestic abuse has returned in a boost to Cheshire Constabulary’s commitment to protecting victims and swiftly securing justice.
The Domestic Abuse Court, previously based at Chester Magistrates’ Court, was temporarily put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic but it has now resumed at Warrington Magistrates’ Court.
All cases where there is a charge for a domestic abuse offence will be heard at the court, and will remain there unless a trial is required. This helps to ensure consistency in how cases are prepared and dealt with.
Gangs from Manchester and Merseyside jailed for over 141 years in force’s largest county lines operation
Thirty men and one woman have been jailed for more than 141 years following Cheshire Constabulary’s largest ever-county lines drugs operation.
The offenders were all members of six drugs gangs who were exploiting vulnerable residents in Warrington and flooding the streets of the town with illegal drugs.
Cheshire Constabulary launches new Police Constable Entry Programme
Cheshire Constabulary has launched a new entry route for people who already have a degree.
The Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) is an exciting opportunity that is open to individuals holding a UK (Hons) degree with a minimum of a 2:2 classification in any subject – or the equivalent qualification.
Successful applicants will be responsible for day-to-day duties, receive on-the-job, practical training and carry out academic work, whilst working towards their Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing.
Neighbourhood officers educate students about the dangers of drugs
Neighbourhood officers visited Cheshire College South and West’s Crewe campus on Tuesday 1 March to support the college in a bid to educate students on the dangers associated with the possession and use of controlled drugs.
Neighbourhood Policing teams from Crewe, Congleton and Northwich worked together in efforts to engage with members of the learning community.
Crewe neighbourhood officers have been working closely with the college over recent months to ensure that students from the campus are following the expected standards of behaviour that the college has of its students both on and off site.
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