Emily Spurrell talks Street Doctors, Crime Prevention & Investing in Youth! Interview w/ The NGY Show
Emily Spurrell (Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner) talks to The NGY show all about the new app Street Doctors and how the police are doing all they can to make sure young people are kept safe.
Spurrell delves into her job and what started her ambition for change and tackling crime in Merseyside particularly involving knife crime, female safety, and young people’s involvement with the prevention of such crimes.
Prevention tactics involve speaking to young people about the dangers of carrying knives and opening up more opportunities for more meaningful positive paths to be achieved. The youth divergent fund is one of the ways to invest in young people ando bring local groups of youths together whislt keeping them off the streets.
Although, knife violence overall has declined in recent years, Spurrell still expresses the harsh realities of her job including speaking to victims families and the undescribable impact on life as a result of knife crime. There has never been a greater time to fight for funding and invest in people.
The crime commissioner has teamed up with Street Doctor. A nationwide education source for young people that educates them in becoming basic first aiders and learning how to react in first aid situations. Street Doctor can be accessed through in-person teaching with ‘real life’ scenarios, as well as their brand new app which uses interactive quizzes to make learning more easier than ever!
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Emily Spurrell is a prominent figure in Merseyside’s efforts to combat crime. As the elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), her role is vital in shaping and overseeing strategies that address local law enforcement challenges. With a strong background in criminal justice, Spurrell is dedicated to reducing crime rates, enhancing community safety, and improving police accountability. She collaborates closely with law enforcement agencies, local councils, and community organisations to develop effective crime prevention initiatives. By allocating resources to support innovative policing methods and community engagement programs, Spurrell aims to create a safer environment for Merseyside residents. Her leadership as the Merseyside Crime Commissioner underscores her commitment to fostering collaboration and implementing solutions that resonate with the unique needs of the region, ultimately contributing to a more secure and thriving community.
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