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An event in Milton Keynes is to offer residents and businesses advice about staying safe whether at home, work, online or out and about. The ‘Keeping Safe in Thames Valley’ at the CentreMK shopping centre runs on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April.

Co-ordinated by Thames Valley Police, police teams will be on-hand alongside partners and charities including Crimestoppers, online security advice service Get Safe Online and Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, to speak to the public. It’s in CentreMK’s Middleton Hall, from 9.30am to 4pm.

On Friday 29, Get Safe Online will also be running three workshops through the day to deliver online safety advice to invited representatives from schools, businesses and a group of local older people.

Chief Supt Andrew Boyd, Head of Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships, said: “This is a great opportunity for members of the public to come along, ask questions and get useful advice in an informal, fun setting. We’re always looking at ways to engage with the public and are delighted to have the opportunity to host this at the CentreMK for the first time and to work with partners to ensure a wide range of advice and support is available. Please come along and get involved – we’re sure you’ll find it interesting.”

And Stephen Sharp, Communications Director at Get Safe Online, said: “As online safety becomes increasingly front of mind, it’s important that the right advice and information is easily available to consumers, especially at a local level. That’s why we’re thrilled to be partnering up with Thames Valley Police to help raise awareness of online crime in the region, and more importantly, highlight the simple steps the people of Thames Valley can take to make sure they stay safe online.

“It also means people are able to talk to online safety experts in the heart of their local community and receive tailored and personal guidance, which I think is invaluable.”

For more information about crime prevention, see the Thames Valley Police website.


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