There has been a slight rise in theft across the spectrum in the region. We have crime prevention tools at our disposal that can help reduce this impactful area of crime. The biggest deterrent however is yourselves. With acquisitive crimes intelligence and how it is used is a key essential. Staff will be visiting local retail outlets and providing crime prevention advice. Please be mindful of your surroundings, and your Neighbours and report anything you think is suspicious.
Operation Gallant continues to run across the region. Neighbourhood watch is a deterrent and brings communities together, for information relating to the scheme please visit your local station. The team are always keen to allay the fear of crime and will continue to analyse trends and intelligence to ensure the community remains safe. Please remember that it is the fear and the very notion of invasion that affects us with regard to burglary. Don’t leave your windows open, look after each other protect your neighbours in particular the elderly and vulnerable. If you see anything report it no matter how trivial you may think it is at the time, it may well be that your piece of information has significant impact.