Humberside Police on protecting vulnerable people

Humberside Police on protecting vulnerable people

Humberside Police on protecting vulnerable people

As Operation Galaxy continues, Officers for Humberside Police have spoken out on the ways in which they are also focused on protecting vulnerable people.

Operation Galaxy is a task force set to target criminals within the community and support those who are most vulnerable and at risk, or need additional assistance in one way or another.

The team has been operational since October 2019.

Within that, there is a specialised Protecting Vulnerable People (PVP) unit to investigate crimes and support some of the more vulnerable victims.

The PVP unit has specially trained officers involved in supporting victims and investigating reports of child abuse, rape and other serious sexual offences, child sexual exploitation and domestic abuse.

Superintendent Mat Hutchinson, PVP unit manager, said:

“The crimes we deal with in the PVP are life changing for our victims.

“That is why our first priority is always to safeguard victims, working with partners to prevent future abuse and ensure their safety. 

“Our role in Operation Galaxy is to do exactly that. Help prevent our victims and other vulnerable members of our society having to suffer abuse or being made to feel unsafe.

“One example of how we are doing this is through our work with colleagues in Community Policing, Trading Standards, Immigration and Environment Health to conduct disruption visits to addresses and business premises linked to reports of grooming and child sexual exploitation.

“We are also promoting online activities and resources, made for children and teenagers and their parents and carers, all about staying safe.

“These resources cover a vast range of topics, such as criminal exploitation and online grooming, and are all about highlighting the signs to look out for and how to access help and support.”

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