Hate Crime Awareness Week
This week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “Only by standing together can we stamp out hate crime in all its forms and ensure victims feel fully supported.”
The PFCC supports various organisations across Essex that help victims of Hate Crime and work to prevent it. Working with the Essex Strategic Hate Crime Partnership we are committed to delivering the Essex Hate Crime Prevention Strategy. The PFCC commissions an Essex Hate Crime Coordinator to assist with achieving the strategy’s aims and provides funding to the 24-hour Stop Hate UK helpline service in Essex.
Roger added: “Protecting vulnerable people and supporting victims are key priorities for me. I will work with the Chief Constable to ensure that Essex Police work with all communities across Essex to hold the confidence of those communities and work together to effectively challenge discrimination and tackle crime. I’ll echo what I have said before that any crime committed against someone because of their race, religion, race, religion, sex, parental or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability is totally repugnant and wholly unacceptable in modern society. I encourage all victims of such crimes to report the incident and seek any help they need from one of the various organisations who are able to assist.”
Essex Police has pledged that Hate Crime is a priority for the force and will not be tolerated. Find out more about the partnership approach here:
If you are a victim of hate crime and require support, please call Stop Hate UK 0800 138 1625.