Following on from the success of last year’s Crime Conference, Wokingham Borough Council and Thames Valley Police (TVP) are inviting residents to attend this year’s event on Friday 13 March to showcase how they can prevent becoming victims of crime.
Wokingham borough has seen a rise in reports of cybercrime, courier fraud, telephone scams and doorstep scams (rogue traders). The conference will give residents an insight on how they can recognise these forms of crime and what they should do if they find themselves victims to one. From 1pm at the Wokingham Borough Council offices, Shute End, Wokingham, the public can meet with representatives from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue, Thames Valley Police and Trading Standards who will be on hand to share their expert advice.
Guest speakers from the Public Protection team, the CID burglary team and a Cyber-Protection officer from TVP will be there from 1:30pm to share how they crack down on criminals and how to prevent being a victim. Towards the end of the afternoon there will be a Q&A session where residents can express any issues they are concerned about and get answers from the experts.
“Being a victim of crime can be very distressing, this is especially true of individuals who may have fallen victim to burglary or fraud offences, it can feel extremely personal.” Said Cllr Michael Firmager, deputy executive member for environment and leisure.
“The council is an active member of the Wokingham Community Safety Partnership which looks at a multi-agency approach to tackling crime and disorder issues. We are therefore very pleased to announce the first of a series of crime prevention conferences that puts the community at the forefront.
“The conference will be an excellent opportunity to hear from experts who will be giving vital advice and tips on how to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime.”
To book your place at this year’s conference contact Peter Slade on (0118) 974 6430 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If transport is preventing anyone from attending, please contact the council on the details above.