Police and Communities Together (PACT)

Neighbourhood Watch

Call 999 always in emergency
Call 101 for a non-emergency

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<Jo Romance Scam Poster>

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Group

Please remember:

  • If you know any people who are not in a neighbourhood watch group but would be interested in joining, please let me know or ask them to contact me. I can then find out where their nearest group is and arrange for the local coordinator to contact them. Alternatively, they can look up their nearest group at www.ourwatch.org.uk.
  • If you see any new residents, business owners, etc. move in at any addresses you, please let me know, so that I may invite them to join our group.

If you've not already signed up to receive 'Alert' messages directly from the Police, either by e-mail or text message, you may sign up at www.stayintheknow.co.uk or contact me if you would like me to set up an account for you. When you set up an account and request messages by e-mail, you'll receive an introductory e-mail, requesting you to activate your account. Once you've activated your account, you may choose your own username and password and select your own message preferences. Again, please contact me if you require any assistance with this.

I have some 'Operation angel' folders, which contain advice leaflets, Neighbourhood Watch stickers, etc., so if you would like one of these, please let me know. I also have, or can try to get hold of, various advice and safety leaflets and items such as (subject to availability) Neighbourhood Watch stickers, Neighbourhood Watch stickers with meerkat theme, reflective wristbands, bells for putting on purses, car air fresheners, 'No cold calling' stickers, 'Doorstoppers' stickers, 'Doorstep sellers beware' stickers, 'Next of kin' cards, ice scrapers, ultraviolet property markers and one reflective wristband. Again, if you'd like any of these, please let me know.

Finally, I have the following items, which I can lend to you (subject to availability) when you're away from home on holiday or otherwise: passive infrared sensor alarm, passive infrared sensor telephone autodialler, TV simulator (random flashing lights), 24-hour segment timer, keychain mini siren and window alarms.

Please remember that you may report a crime or give information by calling 101 or online at https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/IncidentReports/Create. Always call 999 if you see a crime in  progress, if the offenders may still be nearby or if anyone is in immediate danger. Please do not hesitate to report a crime or give information to the Police; the additional information could help in catching an offender or identifying patterns in crime.

An incident report form is attached to this e-mail. You may wish to keep one or two paper copies at hand, in case you need to write down information and pass it on to the Police.



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Eur Ing Craig F. Eckersley

BEng, MSc, CEng, MRAeS, IntPE (UK)