West Yorkshire Community Alert
New and updated West Yorkshire Community Alert
West Yorkshire Police has launched a new and updated version of the messenger system “West Yorkshire Community Alert“.
Community Alert, is a system West Yorkshire Police has been using since 2019, allowing officers across the county to update the public direct with news, updates and appeals on matters that are happening on their doorstep.
This new Community Alert has also been updated to include a range of new benefits, such as the ability for officers to send hyper-localised messages to the public by drawing round a particular area or postcode.
Public registration is free, and people can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and/or prevention advice direct via email, text or voice message.
The public can sign up for local updates from their NPT or Neighbourhood Watch contacts, or join a number of specialised community interest groups such as business watch, dog walkers, motorists or crime prevention etc.
Please see the below Video for more information:
To sign up, please visit: www.wypcommunityalert.co.uk
Neighbourhood Watch Launches Say No To ASB Campaign
Antisocial behaviour (ASB) incidents have increased over the last three years. Police forces, councils and housing associations are reporting significant spikes in ASB cases – and these are not minor incidents. They are complex and serious cases causing real harm to many people.
45% of people say ASB is a problem where they live, and 56% of those who had either been a victim of or a witness to ASB did not report it to anyone. *
To help tackle the issue, we are running a campaign encouraging people to SAY NO TO ASB.
The campaign will run from the 25th October through to the 21st November on our social channels with key information on recognising, recording, and reporting ASB on our website: ourwatch.org.uk/asb.
We are running a free online ‘SAY NO TO ASB’ webinar on 15th November at 5pm with the charity ASB Help as part of the campaign. Places are limited. To book your place, visit ourwatch.org.uk/webinars.
HOW TO SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and share our posts to your social channels, including WhatsApp community groups, to encourage more people to SAY NO TO ASB
- Download our ‘Recognising, Recording and Reporting ASB Guide’ from ourwatch.org.uk/asb to share with your community
- Download our 14-day ‘ASB Diary’ from ourwatch.org.uk/asb to support you in recognising, recording, and reporting ASB incidents in your area.
- To find out more and SAY NO TO ASB, visit ourwatch.org.uk/asb.
If you would like a digital campaign pack, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Data source: Taking Back our Communities – working together to make communities safer report, commissioned in 2021 by RESOLVE, a Centre of Excellence solely focused upon community safety and antisocial behaviour
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
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Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349
Refreshed Police and Crime Plan Launched
I hope you are well and I wanted to share my refreshed Police and Crime Plan with you which I hope you will find informative.
The Plan sets the strategic direction for West Yorkshire Police and our community safety partners.
At the heart of the Plan is our ambition to work together with the police and partners, and with our communities, to help achieve our shared vision of ‘keeping West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe’.
Key additions in this refresh are updated priorities to reflect new approaches, and challenges, to tackling crime in West Yorkshire.
- Emphasising the importance of safeguarding work, recognising the challenges and a continued priority of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.
- Citing ‘Serious Violence’ as a standalone priority for the first time.
- Recognising the vital work undertaken by the now established West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU).
- And building community resilience to help counter terrorism.
So please take a look, stay safe and best wishes.
Read Refreshed Plan Document: Police & Crime Plan 2021 Refreshed.pdf – 4,258.9 KB
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Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner West Yorkshire (OPCC, Communications, West Yorkshire)
Mark Burns-Williamson OBE
West Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner