What are Safer Schools Officers doing in January?

January is a key time of the year for Safer School Partnerships. There is an increased risk of robberies outside of schools especially when everyone is leaving school - routes to and from school and transport hubs, since young people have new phones and gadgets. 

Safer Schools Officers will begin engagement in schools to improve awareness, to reassure and reduce crime. It's all about crime prevention, therefore, in addition, they will patrol daily routes to and from school in areas of risk to provide a visible police presence and deter criminal activities. They will also conduct regular weapon sweeps in and around schools and carry out screening operations to ensure young people are safe in schools.

Check out the 'Look up, look out' robbery campaign for advice on what everyone can do to make themselves less vulnerable to the crime.


Steven Sweeney BSc (Hons), MSc

Metropolitan Police Service, Frontline Policing Delivery Unit, Youth Policy Team