New Police Scotland drive to tackle violence against women

New Police Scotland drive to tackle violence against women

1/19/2022 10:43:00 AM

New Police Scotland drive to tackle violence against women

It follows a rise in reported sex crimes and the nationwide outcry over the murder of Sarah Everard.

Separately, the report details the success of the force'sThat Guycampaign which called on men to consider their own behaviour in the context of violence against women.A video, which included several men describing actions often passed off as insignificant but which could be intimidating, has been viewed by 2.9m Twitter users and "shared millions of times" across platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

As an immediate response to the Ms Everard's case the force launched a new officer verification process.Under the system if a lone officer has reason to approach a member of the public they will "proactively" offer an identity check.Their personal radio will then be put on loudspeaker so that another officer or a member of control room staff can confirm they are who they say they are, that they are on duty and the reason the officer is speaking to them.

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A video for the That Guy campaign has been viewed almost 3m times on Twitter Separately, the report details the success of the force's That Guy campaign which called on men to consider their own behaviour in the context of violence against women. A video, which included several men describing actions often passed off as insignificant but which could be intimidating, has been viewed by 2.9m Twitter users and "shared millions of times" across platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. As an immediate response to the Ms Everard's case the force launched a new officer verification process. Under the system if a lone officer has reason to approach a member of the public they will "proactively" offer an identity check. Their personal radio will then be put on loudspeaker so that another officer or a member of control room staff can confirm they are who they say they are, that they are on duty and the reason the officer is speaking to them. The control room will then create an incident number which can be displayed on the officer's mobile phone or radio to confirm the broadcast message details. Image caption, Former firearms office Rhona Malone was found by a tribunal to have been victimised Meanwhile, the force itself has come under scrutiny in recent months over the conduct of some of its officers. In October Chief Constable Iain Livingstone ordered an independent review into a tribunal which found evidence of a