Sussex Police is on the look out for hate crime ambassadors.
Hate crime is when someone is targeted because of a personal characteristic – whether it is race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity, or something else – hate crime is harmful to individuals and can be corrosive to communities.
Sussex Police is looking for people who want to increase their knowledge on the topic and use it to help victims.
To unpick some of the myths around hate crime, Sussex Police is launching an initiative that will see hate crime ambassadors in the communities of Sussex.
They will be given information about what hate crime is, how it can be reported and what happens when it is.
Sussex Police is looking for people who are interested in raising awareness of what hate crime is and encouraging victims to report to police or partner agencies across Sussex.
Ambassadors will need to attend a two-hour coaching session and will have the opportunity to refresh and enhance their knowledge and understanding at twice-yearly seminars.
Sussex Police hate crime sergeant, Peter Allan said, “We know that a lack of understanding about what hate crime is and at what level you can report it to the police are two of the biggest challenges.
“I hope these coaching sessions will be a springboard for discussions about hate crime, in the pub, at work, at the gym, at the many clubs and activities people take part in on a regular basis.”
To find out more about the role of hate crime ambassador call Peter on 07867 501150 or email him at peter.allan@ sussex.pnn.police.uk
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