Hate crime event supports residents ahead of Hate Crime Awareness Week
10th October 2022
Residents and organisations have received support for reporting and tackling hate crime at a special event held as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week.
The event, which took place on 3 October, offered information relating to hate crime reporting, understanding what it is and what local authorities are doing to tackle it. It was organised by the local ASCEND charity and Three Rivers District Council and took place at the charity’s premises in South Oxhey.
Sergeant Andrew Blackwood, from the Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Hate crime is unacceptable at any time and Hate Crime Awareness Week allows the police to highlight the importance of reporting these crimes and the support that is available to victims, and gives us the opportunity to work alongside our partners to address any issues that affect people from enjoying the benefits of living and working in Three Rivers.
“It was great to have so many resources available to share with the residents in attendance, especially our hate crime officer Dani Howlett-Bolton, with her passionate input around the need to challenge hate crime on every occasion.”
There are many ways to report hate crime: online at Report hate crime, through Hertfordshire Constabulary via 101 or in an emergency 999.
There is also the option of reporting hate crime to a partner agency if you do not feel comfortable speaking with the police directly. Report a hate crime through True Vision or face to face at one of the many drop in centres in Hertfordshire, the details of which can be found www.hertsagainsthate.org
Hate Crime Awareness Week runs from 8 to 15 October 2022. For more information visit: https://nationalhcaw.uk/