HAMPSHIRE TO INTRODUCE NOCTURNAL WELFARE OFFICERS

NEW OFFICERS TO MONITOR NIGHTS OUT

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OFFICERS TO MONITOR NIGHTS OUT

Hampshire Constabulary have announced that they will be supplying one hundred tabards to “welfare officers” working in bars and nightclubs across Hampshire as well as the Isle of Wight.

The people behind the tabards won’t be members of the police force though and instead will consist of staff who work at the venues.  The new “officers” will receive training to help them recognise signs of drunkenness and drug abuse as well as spotting under age drinkers or vulnerable customers. They will also be on the lookout for potential activity that may lead to crime and disorder.

 
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Below: Examples of the new welfare tabards that will be worn across Hampshire. Credit: Hart South Police.

The bright pink tabards are being funded by Basingstoke and Dean Borough Council and Hart District Council in a move that it is hoped will benefit the local community. It isn’t known exactly which local establishments might be adding a Welfare Officer to its ranks but any business interested in joining the scheme can reach out to their local councils for more information.

What are your views on the new tabard scheme?

 
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