Safer Streets is an extensive initiative that sees Cheshire Police ramping up its determination to make Cheshire’s streets even safer. It aims to benefit everyone who visits, lives or works in Cheshire.
Nick Gazzard and representatives from the charity attended the launch event of ‘No More Excuses’, an impactive and thought-provoking campaign which aims to tackle the issue of violence against women and girls. Launched in Vue cinema at Cheshire Oaks – to an audience of partner and charity organisations who all play their part in helping to keep women and girls safe across the county.
Cheshire Constabulary has teamed up with The Hollie Gazzard Trust to provide people across the county with an enhanced level of protection – in a bid to make Cheshire’s streets even safer.
The partnership sees the Constabulary encouraging members of the public to download a next generation safety app called Hollie Guard, which turns your smartphone into an advanced personal safety device.
And in a further drive to help protect Cheshire’s women and girls from violence, funding has been allocated for the enhanced version, Hollie Guard Extra, so that thousands of people across the county that police and partners identify as potentially vulnerable are given access to a professional, police-approved monitoring team (via a control centre) who respond if they are in danger.
The investment forms part of the wider Safer Streets initiative where the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, secured £1.5 million of funding from the Home Office to roll out several innovative projects across Cheshire – including the partnership with The Hollie Gazzard Trust – to help keep people safe.