Suffolk police join national campaign to reduce community fear of terrorism

Temporary chief constable Gareth Wilson and police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore

Temporary chief constable Gareth Wilson and police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Constabulary is pledging to support a national campaign aimed at promoting trust, integration and cohesion within communities.

The ‘We Stand Together’ drive is being led by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and police forces across the UK are being asked to come together to promote its message.

The campaign was launched as a result of recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Denmark which has increased tension in some communities in the UK.

Following conversations with community groups and stakeholders, a group of chief officers have developed plans for the campaign, which brings people together to promote cohesion amongst all community groups, especially those fearful of future attacks or hate campaigns.

Police and crime commissioner for Suffolk, Tim Passmore said: “There’s no room in our society for intolerance and prejudice, it’s not the Suffolk way.

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“I’m delighted to stand with the constabulary to support this important campaign and celebrate the diversity of our communities, in Suffolk and nationwide.”

Greater Manchester Police and the Metropolitan Police will be holding community events in the coming days to launch the campaign, and a nationwide Twitter campaign was launched yesterday.

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Today, Mr Passmore and temporary chief constable, Gareth Wilson publicly pledged their support by tweeting their ‘standing together’ image accompanied by #westandtogether.

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