Police chiefs in bid to ease tension in South Yorkshire communities

David Crompton
David Crompton

Police chiefs in South Yorkshire are urging communities to ‘stand together’ in a bid to reduce fear and suspicion.

They are promoting the ‘#WeStandTogether’ campaign launched by the National Police Chiefs Council to encourage trust, integration and cohesion in communities.

The campaign is aimed at reducing tension in some communities because of fears over terrorism.

Chief Constable, David Crompton, said: “The force is asking communities to come together and celebrate and embrace diversity and support one another by showing solidarity and sharing the message #WeStandTogether.”

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I fully support the #WeStandTogether campaign against hatred and intolerance.

“If we want to live in safer and stronger communities, it’s important that we understand one another better and celebrate the good things in our different cultures.”

#WeStandTogether banners can be downloaded from the South Yorkshire Police website, which members of the public are urged to take photographs with to show their support for the campaign.

Images can then be tweeted to @syptweet using the #WeStandTogether hashtag.