Leicestershire Police is working in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and Hitch Marketing, to develop a campaign which will encourage men to act if they witness certain behaviours towards women and girls.
As part of our research, we’d like people aged 18-40 and living in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland to share your views to help shape this campaign. The short survey can be completed online here.
We’re committed to tackling violence against women and girls together with our partners. Recently, 18 of our parks have been allocated ‘Safer Streets’ funding to improve lighting and safety.
We’re also supporting ‘StreetSafe’, an online tool which enables you to tell us exactly where you feel unsafe, regardless of whether or not a crime has taken place. We’re looking at these reports and increasing officer patrols and wider community safety activity in these areas.
Our police officers have also been given specialist training in managing reports of domestic abuse and stalking, as well as delivering further training to officers working in domestic abuse, child abuse and rape and sexual assault departments.
We know that anyone can be affected by these issues, and we’d encourage you to report any concerns or issues to us. If you’re not ready or would prefer not to speak to the police, you’re not alone, and there is a lot of support on offer from other organisations. Find out more by visiting our website.