Superintendent Gerry McGrath is pictured with officers from the Bangor Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Superintendent Gerry McGrath is pictured with officers from the Bangor Neighbourhood Policing Team.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has today (Thursday 22nd June) launched its Safer Summer Together campaign, encouraging members of the public to have an enjoyable summer whilst being mindful of safety issues to watch out for.

Superintendent Gerry McGrath is heading up the operational activity and said: “Summer is a time for people to get out and about and enjoy time with friends and family. We want everyone to have a great time and part of that involves ensuring they do not become a victim of crime.

“This year, our summer guidance and advice covers a range of issues such as staying safe on nights out, home security, scams and safety on our roads. We will also be paying particular attention to anti-social behaviour which we know can cause serious issues for the public.

“Anti-social behaviour typically takes the form of one of three main categories – personal anti-social behaviour, nuisance anti-social behaviour and environmental anti-social behaviour.

“We would ask everyone to be mindful and respectful of those around them taking into consideration how their behaviour may affect or cause distress to others.  Those who are the victim of anti-social behaviour should not hesitate in reporting it.

“All members of the public should be able to enjoy our shared public spaces and we will be on patrol in all major tourist areas and beauty spots around Northern Ireland to ensure everyone’s safety. We are also encouraging young people to stay safe and make good decisions, particularly on nights out.

“Ensuring the security of your property is also a vital consideration over the summer as many people take advantage of a day trip away or break in their holiday home or caravan. It only takes a thief a few minutes to enter your home and take valuables so we encourage everyone to ensure the safekeeping of their house, shed and any other outbuildings,” added Superintendent McGrath.

Over July and August further advice will be shared on the Police Service of Northern Ireland social media channels so the public can be as informed as possible.

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Pictured are officers from the Bangor Neighbourhood Policing Team.