Advice about Preventing Burglaries and Dealing with Callers (November 2016)
Kent against Burglary
Most of us lock our homes before going out or going to bed, but do you also:
• use timer switches on lights and radios to make it look like you’re home?
• store car keys and cash/handbags somewhere safe and out of sight?
• security-mark and photograph important items to help identify them if needed?
• use a safe to store gold jewellery – or better still, a safety deposit box at your bank?
Burglars will seek out an opportunity if they can. Let’s work together to limit their chances.
For more tips to keep your home and important items safe, visit www.kent.police.uk/burglary, find us on Facebook or follow @kent police on Twitter.
Dealing with unexpected visitors
Do your elderly parents, neighbours or friends worry about bogus callers? Would they know what to do if an unexpected visitor calls?
Seasonal Message from Kent Police (October 2016)
Have fun but stay safe this Halloween
Halloween can be a scary time for some. Why not let visitors know if you are happy for them to call at your home by downloading one of our ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to trick or treating doors signs at www.kent.police.uk? You’ll be able to get our advice for older friends and family members too.
Are you going trick or treating? Make sure younger children are accompanied by an adult and only knock on doors of people they know and are expecting them.
Have fun but stay safe this Bonfire Night
Most people lock up when going out to a firework display - but what if you’re watching fireworks from the garden? For our top tips to keep your home and belongings safe, visit www.kent.police.uk/burglary
Make sure your loved ones and pets stay safe too. For everything you need about firework safety, visit ROSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) at www.saferfireworks.com
KCC and Kent Police Partnership
PCSO Pete Gardner and KCC Community Warden Mira Martin are part of the Kent Community Safety Partnership, between Kent Police and Kent County Council. Pete polices Staplehurst, Mira works in Staplehurst and Marden.They can be contacted in the following ways:Mira Martin: mob: 07969 584179 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The partnership was formed to give rural communities the opportunity to work towards achieving the quality of life everyone expects with the help and support of Pete and Mira.
Between them you have the opportunity to voice your concerns about anything that affects your everyday life in the village. They will do their very best to achieve positive results. They will be pro-active in the village, but can only deal with issues that are brought to their attention. Any information given will be dealt with confidentially. Their work is dependant on this information.They are also able to give advice on crime issues, crime prevention, council matters, anti-social behaviour etc.
Further information about the latest Police operating model was released on 24th June 2014. Details are available in the announcement here: http://www.kent.police.uk/news/latest_news/140624_Countywide_-_.html.
PLEASE KEEP REPORTING INCIDENTS TO THE POLICE.
For all emergencies dial 999
101 The police non-emergency number
101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police - when it’s less urgent than a 999 call. 101 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
When to call 101? You should call 101 to report less urgent crime and disorder or to speak to your local officers.
For example, you should call 101 if:
- your car has been stolen
- your property has been damaged
- you suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood
- report a minor traffic collision
- give the police information about crime in your area
- speak to the police about a general enquiry
All police non-emergency contact numbers are '101' no matter where you are in the country or which force is required.
Kent Police can also be contacted by text
Text the word 'police' then leave a space and write your message including what and where the problem is. Send your text to 60066 (the Kent Police communications centre) and the Police will reply with a message. If a reply message is not received quickly, please try one of the other methods of communication shown on the website http://www.kent.police.uk/contact_us/contact_us.html.
The main Kent Police Facebook site is regularly updated with news and advice and allows the Police to answer your queries about policing in Kent. Please do not report a crime using this method.
The main Kent Police Twitter Page @kent_police is updated every day with news headlines and crime prevention advice. It gives the Police the chance to answer your queries and pass on timely information. Your local site is http://www.twitter.com/kentpolicemaid
Kent Police have videos on YouTube offering crime prevention advice, safety tips and news on what's happening in Kent
The Kent Police online beat meetings are another way for communities to talk to their neighbourhood officers, say what communities want the Police to be working on and to find out what the Police are doing about crime and ant-social behaviour in the community.
The Police upload images, including CCTV images, to Flickr, particularly where they are appealing to identify individuals or locate people. They also use Flickr to publish pictures of seized property, trying to reunite items with the owners.
The following useful link contains a lot of frequently asked questions: https://www.askthe.police.uk/Contentemail@example.com
An e-newsletter is produced by Kent Police, which contains information about your district. You will receive a short round-up of information every two weeks; crime prevention advice and events for your district. Sign up and find out more through this link - http://www.kent.police.uk/news/enews/enews.html
Promoting rural safety
The aim of the partnership is to help reduce crime and the fear of crime
by involving all members of the community and protecting those who are most
Membership is open to individuals, businesses or community
Country Eye is administered locally in each of the six Kent Police
areas by the local Neighbourhood Watch liaison officers. They
are supported by volunteers. Information is circulated daily to all
The police cannot work in isolation. Country Eye promotes the sharing of
information and the gathering of crime-related intelligence.
This is achieved by using modern communication methods and the
co-operation of Country Eye's many rural partners.
· parish councils
· river and waterway organisations
· horse watch
· wildlife organisations
· post offices
· local businesses
· rural churches