It’s Alcohol Awareness Week, and PC Julie is back to share some tips on drinking responsibly during the festive season.

Hi all,  it’s been a busy few weeks in the world of policing! And as we approach “silly season”, it’s not going to get any better.  I want to talk to you about the dreaded A word – ALCOHOL.  As a Mum and a Police Officer, I want you all to have a good time and celebrate Christmas with your families and friends, but please be aware of the consequences.  Every year I arrest people for all sorts of offences, which are alcohol related.  Many people are charged and attend court, which has such a detrimental effect on their lives.

I have attached a poster, 12 Nights of Christmas.  Sing it to yourselves, I’m sure you all know the tune!  It is a bit of fun, but I want to reinforce the dangers and potential seriousness of drunkenness.

Please stay safe:

On a night out, stay with your mates and get home safely.

Plan your journey – know how you are getting home at the start of the evening.

Keep your valuables safe – take as little as possible and keep them close to you at all times.

Know your limits – Stop before it’s too late.

Don’t make tonight the night you regret.

Don’t let happy hour turn into a nightmare.

Step back and call for help if you see a crime taking place.