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A Message From Northamptonshire Police
You are being invited to ‘Have your Say’ on what you think the priorities should be for Northamptonshire police and community safety partners in 2013/2014.
Taking part in our short ‘Have your Say’ survey will give you the opportunity to give your views. This survey must be completed by the 2nd October 2012 to be entered into a prize draw.
How can I take part?
The simplest way is to complete the online survey at www.northants.police.uk. You can copy and paste this link into your internet.
What will happen to my responses?
Your responses will inform the new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)* in constructing the Policing Plan for 2013/2014.
Apologies if you have already been asked to take part in this survey – we just want to ensure everybody has an opportunity to take part.
If you have any queries regarding the survey or have any suggestions for how we could improve it please call 101 and ask for extension 7375 or email email@example.com
Your views are central to shaping the new Policing Plan for 2013/2014 so please do take a few minutes to take part in the survey.
* On the 15 November 2012 all eligible voters within Northamptonshire will be able to vote for a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the county, who will replace Northamptonshire Police Authority. The role of the PCC places much emphasis on involving your views, taking into account your concerns in their decision making.
Police Contact Number
Instead of each Police Force across the country having their own number for non-urgent calls, there is now a standard telephone number of 101. Dialling this for non-urgent matters will automatically go through to the local force.
This telephone number of 101 is just for non-urgent matters. The number 999 stays the same and is for urgent matters only.
Remember, you can also use the dedicated Neighbourhood Watch reporting line for non urgent calls to Northants Police. This enables you to skip the switchboard and go straight through to the Force Control Room.
If you do not already have this dedicated number, please contact us here. Alternatively you can use the standard contact number for non-urgent calls of 101
Smartwater kits, described as the fingerprint identification system for property, and as strongly recommended by Northants Police can be ordered through us.
Smartwater kits are ordered in batches of 10 and we have a number of requests that are currently waiting till we reach the required amount.
The cost is £15+postage etc which is a remarkable discount that is being offered.
So contact us and let us help you protect your property.
Do You Want To Help Run The NHW Scheme?
If you would like to help run the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and can spare a few hours a month or just as needed, please contact us.
Ideally there should be a Co-ordinator, Deputy Co-ordinator, Secretary, Treasurer as well as others.
So whatever your background or age you could be suitable. The only requirements are a willingness to help improve the area, a willingness to help your neighbours and to be able to pass a Police criminal record check.
If interested, please contact us by email or if you would prefer by phone on 01604-211244
Northamptonshire Police are currently running this extremely successful and popular operation to tackle the crime in our neighbourhoods.
Focusing on vehicle crime, robbery and burglary, it has already netted many criminals whom otherwise would be free to cause misery to many, including our Semilong residents.
If you know who is committing crime in your neighbourhood please contact Northants Police on 03000-111222.
Article date: 23rd March 2010
Have You Been The Victim Of Crime?
Neighbourhood Watch works by letting everyone in the scheme know when an incident has occurred. This way everyone can be extra vigilant for their and their neighbours property. It may also mean that the offenders are caught quicker.
So if you have been the victim of crime, please contact us here by completing the contact form.
We will then let scheme members know (giving out only as much information as YOU consent to)
Almost every other week that goes past, Semilong Northampton is mentioned in the media. Whether its for burglaries, car crime, drug related crime, or though extremely rare, for violent crime. Indeed, the crime statistics for our area, Castle Ward in Northampton, shows that the current crime rate for our neighbourhood is HIGH.
“Neighbourhood Watch has been proven locally and nationally to help prevent and detect crime and it is also a good way of boosting community spirit and getting to know your neighbours.
Neighbourhood Watch schemes work through a network of Co-ordinators and Deputy Co-ordinators liaising with the police and their scheme members...
When you first join Neighbourhood Watch you may be given a lot of information about crime, especially in your area. This may alarm you. But remember – the risk of actually being a victim of violent crime is very small indeed. Most crime – more than 90 per cent - is against property, not people, and most of your security measures will be aimed at protecting your home and your belongings. Neighbourhood Watch is all about taking sensible precautions. It reassures vulnerable members of your community that you are keeping a neighbourly eye on them.
Opposite, on the left side of the page, can be found the current crime rates for our area as published by the Police. They are included as a guide so that we can be extra vigilant when the levels are HIGH.
Red indicates a rise in those offences; amber indicates the quantity staying roughly level; and green shows those type of offences being reduced.
A great part of Northampton to live but like anywhere does suffer with occasional crime.
Our aim is to make Semilong a safer place for everybody.
Twitter is used extensively by Semilong Neighbourhood Watch to provide alerts, updates, reminders and telephone numbers to helpline services.
Please follow @semilongNHW at Twitter.com
Additionally. besides the contact form (found here) there is also a dedicated telephone number for Semilong Neighbourhood Watch. It is 01604-211244
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