Tweetathon launched to tackle alcohol-related incidents in Cleveland force area (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Tweetathon launched to tackle alcohol-related incidents in Cleveland force area
11:54am Friday 20th September 2013 in News
CLEVELAND Police chiefs have been practicing their social media skills before heading out on the town tomorrow night (Saturday).
The force’s Police and Crime Commissioner Barrry Coppinger and Chief Superintendent Ciaron Irvine have been preparing for a Tweetathon to get the Alcohol Harm – Week of Action message out.
As well as updating on all alcohol-related incidents that officers will be dealing with over Saturday evening, the force will be deploying passive drugs dogs across the town sniffing out illegal substances.
Mr Coppinger said: “It is widely accepted that excess alcohol consumption is often at the heart of nuisance, antisocial behaviour, and serious crime such as violence and sexual offences. This week of action allows all the agencies to come together in a coordinated, targeted and effective way.”
Other initiatives that have taken place throughout the week was the use of a knife arch which scans for weapons being carried by people entering pubs and clubs and checking on off licences to address underage drinking.
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