A new University Police Liaison Officer has started her role and is available to support students and staff with any police-related enquiries or issues they have on campus.
Police Constable (PC) Clare Parry is an experienced officer who has worked extensively with victims of crime and in the community. She joins Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Wendy Clark who leads the Student Watch programme, which aims to improve student safety awareness and community relations.
Together they will be running weekly drop-in ‘surgeries’ to help with student or staff questions at the University Library every Thursday lunchtime from 12.00pm - 1.00pm.
Clare says: "After joining the police 16 years ago I specialised as a sexual offences investigations officer; a role I believe is one of the most rewarding and victim focused within the police. For the last 6 years I have been a community beat officer in the city. I know the city pretty well, but there are still some roads I have yet to visit.
"In the past few weeks I had the opportunity to meet some students and staff during Freshers’ Fayre and ‘stay safe’ presentations within halls of residence, and I’m looking forward to meeting more over the coming weeks and months."