Chief Constable's update

Chief Constable's Update September 2016

 Chief Constable's Update September 2016

Video transcript

  • Chief Constable's Update September 2016 video transcript

    Hello, this week Thames Valley Police are launching their new campaign around Cyber Security called Protect your World. We’ll be doing a lot of events throughout the month so I’d encourage you to look at our internet and also social media sites so you can get more information as to how you can protect yourselves. We know about 6 million people are victims of cybercrime on an annual basis, that figure came from a crime survey of England and Wales.  And 1 in 10 people will be victims of some sort of cyber Crime. That’s an incredible number but an awful lot of that can be prevented with some simple steps so please look at the information that we’re providing throughout the month to see what you can do whether you’re a resident or you’re a business within the area. What simple steps you can take to prevent yourselves being victims in the future.

    Last week I attended the lighting of the Paralympic flame at Stoke Mandeville it was an incredible honour to be there but also to recognise the history that the Thames Valley area has with these games that started back in the 1940s after the war at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital. It was a great event attended by many people from the local community and I wish well to all of those who are taking part in the Paralympic GB Team.

    For our Radio 4 listeners of The Archers series I’m sure you will be well aware that this week see the exciting climax of the trial of Helen. I’ve been following some of the episodes as it’s looked at coercive control and the impact that it has on people. If you are victim of coercive control or domestic abuse then please contact us or one of the many organisations that are there to support you so that we can do something to help and support you and if you’re affected at all by what you hear on the radio 4 programme then please do get in contact and seek that support.

    Thank you.