Borough Insight

Stronger communities can help prevent crime

SurreyPrepared_MarchcampaignConsider security measures for your home

Did you know that a home with no security measures is five times more likely to be burgled than those with even simple measures in place? The Surrey Police website has some great tips.

Bogus callers

Most burglaries are opportunistic. Keep an eye out for neighbours, especially the elderly and vulnerable and please report any suspicions of bogus callers to the police.

Display a ‘No to cold calling doorstop traders sticker from Surrey Trading Standards

The sticker’s designed to empower residents, giving them the confidence to deal with cold calling traders. All traders should respect your wishes, but if they don't they may be liable to prosecution for ignoring your request to leave and not return. For more information visit the Surrey County Council website.

Sign up to ‘In the Know’

Find out what’s happening in your area – witness appeals, crime updates, crime prevention advice and news. Sign up to receive updates from 'In the Know' scheme https://www.intheknow.community/ scheme from Surrey and Sussex Police. It’s specific to your interests and local area; from reliable sources; and you’re in control of how often you are contacted and who you receive information from.

Join or start a Neighbourhood Watch scheme

Strong communities where neighbours know and look out for each other really can help prevent crime. It is easy to think this just means burglary, but the Neighbourhood Watch website https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/crimes/ also provides toolkits to help with terrorism, domestic abuse, scams and older people, modern slavery, child sexual exploitation, serious violence and loneliness and vulnerability.

For more information visit the Surrey Prepared website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreyprepared follow on Twitter @SurreyPrepared www.twitter.com/surreyprepared

Comments

No comments have been left for this article

Have your say...

Your name will be published alongside your comment but we will not publish your email address.

All comments will be reviewed by a moderator before being published.

Please ensure you complete all fields marked as mandatory.