Everton are giving their full backing to a one of Merseyside
Police latest and most important schemes.
'Operation School Watch' is an initiative that is aiming
to reduce the number of offences at educational establishments
across Merseyside, especially during the summer holidays.
Every year hundreds of thousands of pounds is unnecessarily
being spent on repairs to local schools following arson attacks,
burglaries and criminal damage, instead of being used to improve
the education of our youngsters.
However, officers across Merseyside are committed to address
this problem to improve the quality of life for teachers, pupils
and members of our local communities.
There will be a dedicated patrol throughout the six weeks of the
summer holiday by members of the Police and private security
companies, who will take action against those responsible for
disorder and crime within the schools.
"The message to offenders is clear," said a spokesman
for Merseyside Police.
"If you commit a crime at our schools, you will be arrested
and dealt with by the courts. Leave our schools alone."
Everton Football Club fully supports 'Operation School
Watch' and are urging those who witness a crime to call the
specially designated number: 07792 477252.
"Everyone at Everton Football Club, from the players, the
staff and the Board of Directors fully support Operation School
Watch," said Ian Ross, Everton's Head of Corporate Affairs
"Please help to support your community and Merseyside
Police by looking after your school. Damage costs money, which is
better spent on the education of our youngsters."