Community Officers Visit East Riding College

27th April 2007 9:12am - Return to press releases

Police Community Support Officers (PCSO), Liz Smith and Mandy Foster, visit East Riding College students.With the rising levels of drug and alcohol related crimes committed across the East Riding of Yorkshire, there is a continual need for raising awareness on these issues.

Police Community Support Officers (PCSO), Liz Smith and Mandy Foster, visited East Riding College students, at the St Mary's Walk site in Bridlington, to give a talk on drug and alcohol awareness. These sessions were designed to highlight the dangerous effects alcohol and drug misuse has on the user and their families. Hard hitting evidence was given on the ways in which drugs and alcohol could affect your health.

Students were shocked at the consequences of having a criminal record and how it could effect their future career options. Most employers now require a clean Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check before offering employment and increasingly it now applies to most jobs.

Tracy Heywood, Enrichment Officer said "The students found the talk very informative and interesting". PCSO Liz Smith was very pleased with the response and commented "This was another successful initiative with the College and assists in forging good links between the local Police and the younger residents of Bridlington. If we all continue to work together there will be a bigger impact to reduce the drug and alcohol related crimes in the community".