Lancashire Police have recruited the help of a new safety ambassador to hit home the importance of sticking together to stay safe among Lancaster’s student population.
Inspector Morph visited the university to encourage students to think about how they get home at night, looking out for friends and ensuring they drink responsibly.
The campus visit coincided with the university’s Freshers’ Week and the launch of new Facebook and Twitter pages for students.
PC Ben Rooke, one of the dedicated officers for the Lancaster University campus, said: “We’re trying to make students aware of the importance of staying safe while they are at university, especially on nights out when people become more vulnerable after drinking alcohol.
“Myself and members of the team accompanied Inspector Morph while out and about and it was a great way to grab the attention of the students so we could then engage with them about staying safe while they’re at university.
“Inspector Morph also posed for pictures with students, which we have posted on the new Lancaster University Police Facebook and Twitter accounts as a way of getting them to visit the pages so we can reinforce our safety messages to them.”
Facebook and Twitter pages have also been set up for the students at UCLAN and Edge Hill. The pages for all three universities will feature regular updates on crime in the local area, crime prevention advice and details of when and where students can meet their local police officers.