South Yorkshire Police were involved in Doncaster College’s safety week for students.
On Wednesday, 5 December, police officers attended the college to provide advice and information to students on a variety of themes.
A real knife arch was placed in the college, for students to examine and be given a demonstration of how it works to help keep people safe in Doncaster. Knife arches are used in and around the town, for example on entrances to pubs and clubs to ensure people are not taking blades into premises.
General crime prevention advice was handed out, such as how to keep your personal property safe by registering it on www.immobilise.com and Doncaster’s crime prevention officer Eamonn Larkin, spoke about personal safety. A crashed car was located on site to promote the Christmas drink drive campaign, “Start thinking reduce your drinking” and show the students the consequences of driving whilst over the limit.
PC Dave Chadwick said: “The event reached out to hundreds of students at The Hub. These people had the opportunity to receive lots of useful relevant information, to help keep them safe as they go about their lives.”