Buxton and Glossop officers team up in support of ID campaign

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Police in Buxton and Glossop are teaming up in support of a newly launched Intoxicated No ID campaign to encourage people to think carefully about their ID.

As part of the Intoxicated campaign, the Buxton Licensing Team have been working closely with safer neighbourhood officers to promote the importance of people carrying valid identification to prevent underage drinking in the towns.

The Intoxicated No ID initiative sees officers working closely with pubs, clubs, and off-licences in Buxton and Glossop as part of a pilot scheme to encourage people to apply for a CitizenCard.

The card is an approved form of identification, carrying the PASS hologram, which shows a person’s date of birth and photograph.

PC Sandra Barlow from the Buxton Licensing Team said: “We have a good working relationship with staff at pubs, clubs and off-licences in both Buxton and Glossop who have all been really supportive in previous campaigns, including Intoxicated No Sale and Intoxicated No Entry.

“We work closely with the staff to offer support and education, alongside promoting the Challenge 25 policy when entering a premise, serving or selling alcohol. This latest scheme is to work alongside this to promote the valid ID card.

“Many people use passports or driving licences as proof of age but these can easily be misplaced on a night out. We want to minimise the risk of passports getting stolen to prevent fraudulent activity from taking place, so are encouraging people to sign up to the CitizenCard which is currently half price at £7.50 and is free to university students.”

Officers from the Buxton and Glossop Town Safer Neighbourhood Teams are heading out in the community delivering information packs and applications forms to businesses to hand out.

The scheme is currently being piloted in the High Peak with the intention of rolling it out across Derbyshire in the near future.

For more information call 101 or email the Buxton Licensing Team at bdiv.licensing@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk