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Hate Crime Survey well-received at Disability Awareness Day

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, was joined by local police officers, police community support officer’s (PCSOs) for the annual Disability Awareness Day event at Warrington’s Walton Hall and Gardens.

Organised by Warrington Disability Partnership, Disability Awareness Day is the world’s largest ‘not for profit’ voluntary-led disability exhibition. The show hosts over 250 exhibitors including equipment suppliers, support groups and community services.

The day was an excellent opportunity for the Commissioner and his team to speak with Cheshire’s residents and to hear about the experience that disabled people have with policing across the count. Many of the show’s visitors took part in the Commissioner’s Hate Crime Survey, which aims to find out about individuals knowledge and experience of hate crime, in order to improve the policing response to this kind of incident.

Police and Crime Commissioner, John Dwyer said:

“I was delighted to once again be part of Disability Awareness Day this year. It is really important to me that I take the time to listen to Cheshire’s residents and hear their opinions on our county’s police service, so I can effectively hold the police to account on their behalf.

It was great to see so many people taking an interest in my role and responsibilities as Commissioner and I would like to thanks everybody who took the time to chat and complete my survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and contributes to improving the policing in Cheshire.”


Alongside the Commissioner’s stand were local PCSO’s representing Cheshire Constabulary and representatives from the Museum of Policing who provided plenty of photo opportunities for the public by bringing along traditional police uniforms for visitors to try on. This was equally matched by the Constabulary’s police car and fingerprint scanner which were hits with the families at the events.

John Dwyer added:

“It has been an honour as always to be involved with Disability Awareness Day and I would like to extend my thanks to Warrington Disability Partnership for organising the event.

“I am also extremely grateful to the PSCO’s and officers from Cheshire Constabulary for their hard work and the museum team for their support. I am delighted with the engagement we had from visitors and I look forward to 2023.”


To take part in the Hate Crime Survey, visit: 

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/hatecrimesurvey2022

Pictured - Police and Crime Commissioner, John Dwyer with PSCO Mahon.

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