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  • Police help to prevent crime and ensure the safety of the public.
  • They also help and advise on crime issues and are involved in community initiatives which help to build a good relationship between themselves and the public, e.g. Blue Light Discos.
  • You may need to contact the police in an emergency, in which case you should dial 999. However you should only use 999 in a real emergency! Otherwise you can contact your local police station via the central police headquarters listed below with their web sites.
  • All the police web sites give general information related to police issues ranging from careers in the police to drugs information.
    The Cheshire Police Site has a link to Cool Kids which gives useful advice for young people 11 to 14.
  • The South Wales site has a very helpful link for Young People. This has a lot of helpful information for all young people 11 to 25 including such things as a chat guide, dates of blue light discos, driving advice. Check out Clued Up and 24/7
  • You may have met your school liaison Police Constable through cr ime prevention activities in school or college.
  • Some police forces have permanent offices in colleges.
  • There are also community police who are working in town and city centres and are specifically involved with local issues. They are very approachable and you can chat to them about things that are of concern to you.
  • There is a free phone number for Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111. If you ring this number your call will is completely free and no-one will ask you your name. You will not be traced and you will never have to go to court. Website Crime Stoppers
  • The police also have to conform to a code of practice which can be read in any police station. In the event that you have a complaint about the police you should contact a Police Station or the Police Head Quarters.

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