Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa will join anti-hate campaigners in an awareness walk to promote tolerance and togetherness.
The Commissioner will be one of dozens of participants to pledge his commitment to tackle hate crime in the Step Up Beat Hate walk, which takes place on Wednesday 13 September at Markeaton Park in Derby.
The event, which sees campaigners completing a 1.4 mile circular walk in a show of strength against bigotry, intolerance and hate, is expected to be attended by community groups, charity workers, Derbyshire Constabulary staff, Derbyshire Victims Services and County and City Council workers.
During the event, the Commissioner will reveal the results of the Step Up Beat Hate campaign which has seen restorative justice provider Remedi and the Restorative Justice Council (RJC) working together with the PCC to increase access to restorative justice services for victims of hate crime in Derbyshire and ultimately increase the number of reports made to police.
Derbyshire was chosen by the Home Office to pilot the innovative campaign in a drive to improve support for victims of hate crime.
Mr Dhindsa said: “I’m really looking forward to taking part in this walk. It will demonstrate the commitment in this county to tackle hate and give victims the confidence and reassurance they need to report crime, secure in the knowledge that they will be taken seriously. We must stand up to those who wish to divide our communities.”
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Posted on Monday 11th September 2017