Police promote safety campaign in Grantham

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Lincolnshire Police officers are supporting and promoting a new initiative called ‘Door 2 Door, Your Key to a Safer Journey’ to raise awareness around personal security.

It is part of the force’s ongoing support of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, who they have worked with for a number of years to promote safety awareness and action days.

Door 2 Door campaign.

Door 2 Door campaign.

Last week Sally Picker, Crime Reduction Tactical Advisor based in Grantham, promoted the Door 2 Door initiative at Grantham Hospital ahead of a National Personal Safety Day taking place on Monday (October 6).

Sally has also been to Freshers Week at the University of Lincoln and given out hundreds of cards offering advice on how to stay safe, such as:

* Plan your route ahead

* Use busy, well-lit streets

* Avoid wearing headphones or chatting on your mobile

* Carry a personal alarm

* Keep valuables out of sight

* Sit in busy public transport carriages or near the driver on an empty bus

* Only use licensed mini-cabs and taxis

* Stay alert

* Walk confidently

Sally said: “As a force, Lincolnshire Police have supported the Suzy Lamplugh days of action for several years. The Door 2 Door campaign has been one of the best ones yet! It has helped us to highlight simple steps to increase personal safety.

“This campaign has been very timely with the influx of new students at the University in Lincoln but also to assist us in Grantham following recent reports of indecent exposure.

Lincolnshire Police are encouraging people to follow the campaign on Monday’s National Personal Safety Day via Twitter using #NPSD14.

For more information on the Suzy Lamplugh Trust visit www.suzylamplugh.org