If you are interested in setting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme please contact Helen Sharratt see details below.
Neighbourhood Watch & Police
If you want any advice or would like to contact your Neighbourhood team you can call on the Police non emergency number 101 or to visit the internet page for Thames Valley Alert click on this link: http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/
How do I report non urgent items to the police?
For non urgent items ring the Thames Valley Police non emergency number on 101
For emergencies phone 999
THAMES VALLEY ALERT – COMMUNITY MESSAGING
For more information on community policing and to receive local crime and safety messages click on http://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/
Domestic Garage Security if your garage gives access to your house it is advisable to consider fitting additional security for the internal door. This could include for example the fitting of mortice bolts to the top and bottom of the door.
Further information and advice can be obtained from the Thames Valley Police web site at http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/ and by selecting the Crime Reduction Section. Information on approved products can be found at http://www.securedbydesign.com/.
As the darker evenings draw in, burglars are on the prowl for valuables and cash.
If you leave your home in complete darkness and your curtains are not drawn, and no car is on the drive, it’s an obvious sign to an opportunist burglar that no-one is in. At this time of year more than any other it pays to secure your home.
Register your valuables on http://www.immobilise.com/.
THAMES VALLEY POLICE INFORMATION
Police warning over bank card courier scam
Thames Valley Police are warning residents to be on their guard to a new type of scam which is becoming prevalent in the area. The courier fraud scam targets the elderly and vunerable.
Beware of telephone calls from fraudsters saying they are from their bank or pretending to be from the police. Telling members of the public that their bank account has been used by criminals.
They will offer to send a courier to collect the card and bring a replacement which be a fake.
Please be aware that:
- Your bank will never attend your home.
- Your bank and/or the police will never collect your bank card
- Your bank and/or the police will never ask for your PIN number
If you receive this type of call, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or in an emergency dial 999.
To receive local crime and safety messages click on http://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/
BE AWARE OF YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY IN NEWPORT PAGNELL
Thames Valley Police are reminding residents to be aware of their personal safety after recent reports of suspicious incidents in the town.
Be vigilant and if you notice anyone acting suspiciously please contact the police on 101 or for a crime in action dial 999.
The Crime Reduction Team advises people to ensure all doors are locked and to remove the keys from the door. Keep all downstairs windows shut and locked, and only keep windows open upstairs when at home. Make a routine of checking all doors and windows before going to bed or leaving your property.
Install a House Alarm and if you are going away ask someone to keep an eye on your property and remove any tell tale signs that you are away.
THAMES VALLEY POLICE ALERT – several thefts from vehicles have taken place over the last week. Don’t leave items on display. Look after your keys. Park your car safely.
Also there has been an increase in shed burglaries, including those on allotments, over the past few weeks. Keep your shed locked and the items inside secure.
THAMES VALLEY POLICE ARE YOU CLUED UP ON FRAUD
To report a fraud call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
ADOBE AND LINKEDIN PHISHING EMAILS
Current spam email campaigns are trying to infiltrate or infect email accounts by pretending to come from either Adobe or LinkedIn support.
Look at who the email is addressed to many will say “dear user” or “dear valued customer” and will not be addressed directly to you.
If there are any images they may be of poor quality but will try to look like the company they are trying to represent.
The message may have a few spelling mistakes.
Do not click on the link supplied. Instead for to the relevant website and log on from there.