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There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of crime. Click on the following links for tips on keeping yourself and your property safe.

For other useful information, visit the following websites.

You may also wish to join a watch scheme to receive up-to-date information about incidents in your area.

 Latest Crime Prevention posts

  • 15 Days Until #GameSafeWarwickshire- Book Your Place! April 11, 2018 10:40 am
    Game Safe Warwickshire is a free event, open to young people, parents, teachers and professionals taking place on Thursday 26th April 2018. At this free event, you will hear from Lorin LaFave, mother of Breck Bednar and founder of The Breck Foundation, a charity that educates the Digital Generation to keep safer online. She campaigns for a safer internet and helps train police, educators, health practitioners, safeguarding leads, parents and pupils to ensure that young people are empowered to make safer choices for themselves online. This event will help you find out more about what you can do to help protect yourself or others from potential harms of online gaming. The event will also look to talk about safeguarding and how to keep young people safe. We are holding two sessions in the day for students in Years 7 & 8 across Warwickshire Schools; as well as Designated Safeguarding Leads and other teachers. These sessions will run from 10:30am – 12:00 13:00 – 14:00. There is also an evening session which parents (along with their children), youth groups and other professionals are able to sign up to. This will run from 18:00 – 19:30. Please note, some of the topics covered in this event may [...]
  • Top tips for crime prevention as the clocks spring forward March 20, 2018 4:34 pm
    The clocks go forward this weekend, which must mean that spring is finally on the way! The hopefully warmer weather offers a great opportunity to get outside in the garden. Take a moment first to think about home security and you’ll reduce your risk of falling victim to opportunistic thieves all summer long. Ensure that doors and windows at the front of your home are secure if you are enjoying time in the garden. Expensive garden equipment should always be locked away in a safe and secure location when not in use. The same goes for bikes which can be a tempting target if left unattended and unsecured. Fit good quality padlocks to sheds and garages. Make sure tools such as ladders and spades are securely locked away as well. Don’t give thieves a chance to use these to help break into your home. Visibly and permanently marking your belongings helps you and the police identify them if they are stolen. It can also make it difficult for the thief to dispose of the property. Remember to securely lock all doors and windows before leaving the house. It’s easy to forget when you’re in a hurry to get out and [...]
  • Merry Christmas! #ChristmasCrimePrevention December 22, 2017 10:42 am
    We hope you’ve found the series of crime prevention tips we’ve been tweeting @SafeInWarks helpful in the run up to the big day. Visit https://safeinwarwickshire.com/ for more information. In case you missed any, here they are in full: Running pre-Christmas errands? Cars left unlocked or with the windows open are tempting to thieves. Always lock doors and windows and remove keys from the ignition when your car is unattended. Heading out for Christmas drinks this evening? Have fun but stay safe. Watch out for your friends and always plan how you’re going to get home in advance. Make sure someone knows where you’re going, who you’re meeting and when you expect to return. When Christmas shopping, never leave presents or other valuables on open display in your car. Even shopping bags, jackets and loose change could attract a thief. In the busy run up to Christmas, take time to remember basic home security measures. Always close and lock external doors and windows when you go out, even if only for a short time. If you have a burglar alarm, use it! Unexpected callers over the festive season? Use a door chain and viewer, and only open the door to visitors when [...]
  • Follow us for #ChristmasCrimePrevention Advice December 7, 2017 9:24 am
    Tis the season to be jolly… Christmas day is fast approaching, decorations are going up and comedy jumpers are being dusted off. However, not everyone has good intentions and the festive season presents a number of tempting opportunities for criminals. To help keep you safe over the Christmas period, we’ll be tweeting top tips to protect your home, your car and yourself in the run up to the big day. Follow us @SafeInWarks and get ready for a safe and happy festive season.  
  • Warwickshire Police need your help with information about suspicious activity November 21, 2017 1:37 pm
    Warwickshire Police currently have two countywide operations in progress.  These operations are focussing on reducing the number of incidents of vehicle crime and house burglaries across Warwickshire. In order to get the very best out of these operations, they need the help and support of local communities with information and intelligence. If you think something in your area is suspicious, it probably is.  You will know your area and its usual activity and comings/goings. If you think something is odd, out of place and suspicious, they need to hear from you. Before every incident, there is usually some suspicious activity and the Police need calls to make them aware of this.  Please could we encourage you to call 101 if you notice suspicious persons, vehicles or activity around your own or neighbouring homes. If you believe that a crime is in progress, please dial 999. Finally, to ensure that this message reaches as many people as possible, please could we ask you to share as widely as you can.  Thank you. Read more here.  
  • Theft of pedal cycles, security advice November 14, 2017 9:05 am
    The following security advice has been issued by Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police. Well worth a read… Folks, there has been an increase in cycle theft over the recent months. If you own a pedal cycle please check your security. In recent years there has been an increase in the theft of pedal cycles nationally and locally. More than half of the bikes are stolen from the owner’s property. Take time to look at where you store your bike and the security devices used. Remember, consider the value of your bike then look to spend the appropriate amount of money to protect it. Record a full description of the bike to include make, model, serial number, marks, features and accessories. Take pictures of the bike. Check to make sure your bike is covered by house contents insurance or for more expensive bikes specific insurance will be required. At home Keep your bike in a secure garage or shed. Keep it out of public view, away from prying eyes. Secure it to an immovable object, an object a bike cannot be lifted over and cannot be broken, cut or removed. Use good quality locks/chains that meet ‘sold secure’ standard. Please [...]
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