Our Victim Engagement Officers (VEOs) are specially trained members of police staff who are there to support the victims of domestic abuse, and that can often including stalking.
Stalking behaviour is most often about the coercion and control by one person of by another and has been linked to some of the most serious crimes we can deal with, including murder, sexual offences and domestic abuse. Continue reading
I grew up in London and had always intended to run the London Marathon, but life happened; I moved out of the city, joined the army, and then the police service. I’ve watched it year after year and have always thought it would be an exciting event to take part in.
PC Richard Dawson is one of the force’s Specially Trained Officers (STOs), who is assigned to work with victims of rape and serious sexual assault.
We ensure the best care possible for our victims throughout the investigation, and any resultant court proceedings.
The way in which we deal with victims can make a world of difference to not only the criminal case, but to those who have had their lives turned upside down, and to how they go about their life afterwards.
It’s by no means easy, but I have to think what’s best for each of the victims, and what can I do that helps them take some control back in their life, and help manage their thoughts and feelings.