IF IN DOUBT PHONE 999. Remember; 999 includes FIRE, POLICE and AMBULANCE
For all non-urgent matters call 101
For crime prevention advice call 01823 363210
Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator
Police Watch Administrator
The Community Safety Team
Neighbourhood Watch Guidelines
What you need to watch for:
A strange car or van parked in the road [no known offence]
Note the registration number at the time on an Incident Report Card, or other notepaper to hand – report to your Beat Manager, Crimestoppers or Watch Office.
A stranger knocking at the door
Electricity Board, Gas Board, Water Authority, Council and door to door sales people (Remember Official callers will normally have an appointment to see you). Ask for identification from the Official Callers or pedlar’s certificates from the persons selling at the door. Check the identification with the company concerned. If you think it is suspicious call 999. Remember the criminal can use this method to find out if you are in or out!
A stranger seen going to a neighbour’s house when you think they are out or away
If necessary, telephone another neighbour to check the householder is away.
If you suspect a crime is being committed or you think a crime is about to be committed ring 999. You are not expected to go out to investigate, just report to the police.
Going on holiday or away for a time
Tell your co-ordinator, use the leaflet “PEACE OF MIND WHILE YOU’RE AWAY”, also inform any neighbour you think should know.