Personal safety alarms have been given to Sittingbourne commuters as part of a visit by officers to Sittingbourne Railway Station.

Sittingbourne’s Town Centre PCSO Gregory Cain, and Swale’s Crime Prevention PCSO Matt Tennant, set up a stand on Tuesday 9 November 2021 to talk to commuters about their personal safety. They also gave out free personal alarms and anti-drink spiking bottle stoppers.

Anti-drink spiking bottle stoppers

The initiative was supported by Swale Council’s Community Safety Partnership which helped to provide the items given to commuters.

Ask for Angela

Officers also spoke to commuters about safety initiative, ‘Ask for Angela’, which allows people who feel unsafe, vulnerable or threatened to discreetly seek help by approaching staff at pubs, clubs and other venues and asking them for ‘Angela’.

My Community Voice

While at the station the PCSOs further spoke with people about the launch of ‘My Community Voice’ (MCV), a two-way engagement tool set up by Kent Police for residents, businesses and community groups in Kent and Medway. 

MCV will enable Kent Police to update users with news, alerts, appeals, engagement events and general policing activities. 

To read more information about MCV visit here

By Ed

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