Call for students to help police on streets

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New students are being asked to volunteer and help keep the streets safe and anti-social behaviour levels low.

It involves students giving up their time to patrol the streets in high visibility jackets and carrying radios to ensure they are in constant contact with police, door staff and other support workers.

The scheme, involving the University of Derby Student’s Union, Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team and the High Peak Community Safety Partnership encourages students to help each other and to be able to quickly alert the police to any potential incidents.

PCSO Michaela Daniels of the Buxton SNT said: “The Street Safe project was launched earlier this year and has been really successful. It is a great opportunity for students to support each other, and to do something positive for the community in Buxton by helping to keep the streets safe and reduce anti-social behaviour.

“With a new intake of students coming into Buxton, we hope to continue the project throughout the coming university year but we need the help of volunteers.”

Anyone interested in volunteering to take part in the scheme should contact Drew Walsh at the Students Union, by emailing drew.walsh@udsu.co.uk or on 01332 5894553 or PCSO Daniels on 0345 123 33 33.