Crime is an unfortunate part of village life. Neighbourhood Watch is all about reducing crime and reducing opportunities for criminals. Holcot has a successful Watch, which works due to the cooperation existing between the residents and the Police.
Most crime is carried out by opportunist criminals. Even taking basic security precautions and removing the opportunities will have a noticeable effect.
We cannot be expected to intervene if you see something suspicious – we are not the Police. Make a note and pass on the information (for example a strange vehicle parked in the village, bogus callers, or a stranger behaving in a suspicious way).
If you have to look twice, report it!
To contact the Police –
Dial 999 for Crime in progress
Dial 101, or 03000 111 222 for other crime or suspicious event, or to contact specific local officers
Dial 0345 2307 702 for Doorstep Action Group: to report unexpected or suspicious cold callers
Dial 0800 555111 for Crime stoppers (if you have information but wish to remain anonymous)
Email – via the website www.northants.police.uk, or to Daventry Rural Safer Community Team on SCTDaventryRural@northants.police.uk
If you require additional help, or to discuss any related Police matter, contact the Parish Council/Police Liaison: Kathryn Buckle Tel: 07814 531836.
As always, you are asked to keep a lookout for anything you think unusual to your area, be it a person or vehicle acting suspiciously or even strangers knocking at the door asking questions. Please report your concerns immediately to Northamptonshire Police on 101 or, anonymously, to Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111 – it is helpful if you also notify the Holcot NHW coordinator, Bill Coles Tel: (01604) 781971.
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Police notice : seasonal thefts 22 September
Northamptonshire has in the past five years experienced an increase in theft offences across the county at this time of year, with last year being particularly high.
To this end, Northamptonshire Police will be running a force-wide operation between 25 September to the 30 November focussing on theft offences which cause the most harm to victims such as dwelling burglary, non-dwelling and theft from motor vehicle.
There will be dedicated patrols in place over this period. We will be looking at engaging with communities around crime prevention advice and intelligence gathering. There will be media coverage around this campaign during this period.
If you could share this information with your immediate contacts that would be appreciated
If you have anything to report around suspicious activity or something you have witnessed please call 101 or in an emergency call 999.
Police notice : new model 22 September
Police notice : Household safety and security routines 22 September
|Rob Stevens (Police, PC1368, Wellingborough)|
|DAYTIME ROUTINE||BEDTIME ROUTINE|
|Even if the house is occupied the front and back doors should be locked||Check doors are definitely locked and keys away from anywhere obvious|
|Keep car keys away from front and back doors, particularly where there is a cat flap or letterbox in situ||Keep car keys away from front and back doors, particularly where there is a cat flap or letterbox in situ|
|If you leave a room, simply remember to pull any windows shut and lock them||Leave timer switches on lamps from early evening until bedtime. Some people prefer leaving a landing light on overnight|
|Remove any loose tools from within the garden areas||If you hear a noise downstairs and are
quite certain it’s a burglar, dial 999
|Set your burglar alarm every time you leave the property, even if you are just popping out||If you have an alarm that can
be part activated downstairs,
|Use your spy hole before answering the door. If you’re not sure, don’t open the door!||Take a cordless or mobile phone with you to bed in case of emergencies|
|Don’t leave cooking unattended||Switch off and unplug things that don’t need to be left in|
|Try to make the home looked lived in, even when you are out||Shut internal doors
|Avoid leaving matches and lighters within easy reach of children.||Ensure smoking materials are not still burning and ashtrays are emptied.|
14 September 2017 – New Policing Model – Letter and information booklet from the PCC and Chief Constable
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