The big day is almost here and there is just one day left of our advent calendar

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Advent calendar:

We know today many of you will be finishing off your last minute preparations and completing your annual traditions to get you and your family into the Christmas spirit. In preparation for the big day, here at SYP we have been finalising our plans for the festive period and continuing with our ongoing work to keep you safe as you celebrate Christmas and New Year with your friends and family.

We’ve been sharing details of this activity over the past few weeks, but here’s a quick recap in case you missed it!
  • At the start of December, we launched our Christmas drink drive campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of driving whilst over the limit. As part of this campaign, throughout the past month our officers have been performing stop checks and extra patrols to keep all of our road users safe. They've also been reminding everyone to have #NoneForTheRoad. These patrols will continue over the next few weeks and you can find out more about this campaign here.
  • We often see a rise in reports of domestic and sexual abuse over Christmas and New Year, and we know the festive season can often be a difficult time for those suffering from coercive control. This behaviour is not normal; it’s a crime and to raise awareness of the action we are taking and the support services available, we took part in the sixteen days of activism campaign at the end of November. Throughout these sixteen days we highlighted the different ways in which someone may be suffering from coercive control and how they can access support and make reports. Please remember we are here to listen and support you, and you can find further details on how to report these types of offences here.
  • This year, more so than ever, we know many of you will have been taking the opportunity to celebrate the festive season and may have even enjoyed a few nights out to mark the start of the Christmas period. To ensure you all remembered your night out for all of the right reasons, we launched our dedicated night time economy operation, known as Op Blitzen. Throughout this operation our officers have been conducting extra high visibility patrols in our towns and city centres and working in partnership with licenced premises to keep you safe. You can find out more about this ongoing campaign here.
  • In addition to these messages, we’ve also been issuing crime prevention and fraud awareness advice to help you keep your homes and belongings safe. We don’t want thieves to ruin your Christmas! To recap on this advice, you can download a copy of our crime prevention booklet here.
We hope you all enjoy whatever plans you have this Christmas Eve, and we will continue sharing updates, advice and further information about our ongoing activity over the coming days. Don’t forget even over Christmas we are still here working to keep you all safe and if you need to contact us, please call 999 or 101 in an emergency!

This week in focus:

Tomorrow is almost here– the big day!

We know it’s a tradition for many to hit to the pub for a few bevvies on Christmas Eve, but here at SYP we want to remind you of our ongoing campaign against drink and drug driving with our partners at @SYSaferRoads.

Remember – always have #NoneForTheRoad. If you want to enjoy alcohol responsibly with those you love, leave the car at home this Christmas!

In case you missed it:

There is just one day left to download our Christmas colouring sheet and you can access this on our website here.

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