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The City of London Police, in partnership with Get Safe Online, has put together a National Cyber Crime Survey. Its purpose is to learn about people’s awareness of online safety and experiences of cybercrime, with a view to improve our knowledge and understanding and to help provide a better response to victims. The results will help police forces gain a better idea of the challenges they are facing. If you have a spare 15 minutes, we would be grateful if you could complete a short questionnaire. The link can be found here:


NHW is the largest voluntary organisation in the UK – one in seven homes across the country is a member of a scheme and they work with each other and the Police to reduce crime and the fear of crime in their community. In Hampshire we have over 10,000 schemes covering over 300,000 homes.

In a time of cuts, the Police can’t deal with all the problems and issues arising from crime and anti social behaviour alone, they need the help of the whole community. NHW provides a way for local people to play an important part in addressing this balance and making their communities safer.

What? NHW is a community initiative, and so how it looks depends on what the members choose to do

• A scheme is a group of residents or neighbour.

• It can be as few as 5 or 6 homes or as many as 100 or more – it just depends on the layout of the street

• One resident is elected to be the Scheme Coordinator and usually has a deputy

Why? All over the County, communities face different challenges and different levels of crime, NHW can help:

• Reduce the opportunity for crime and the fear of crime

• Improve communications between residents & the Police

• Get residents working together to increase the sense of community spirit

How? • By getting to know your neighbours

• By keeping an eye out for suspicious activity in the area and reporting it to the Police

• By being informed about any criminal activity in the neighbourhood - so you can protect yourself

• By getting advice on how to improve your home and personal security

• By being encouraged to think about your vulnerable neighbours – who can attract crime to the area

• Through assistance of scheme coordinators who will find out the top concerns of the neighbourhood and together NHW can look for solutions to the problems

• By bringing people closer together and involving them in local life

Role of Street Coordinator:

• Keeping contact details of scheme members

• Welcome new residents, explain NHW and encourage them to join

• Have a system that allows information to be quickly distributed – i.e. warnings about crimes/ incidents, scams etc. (this is best done by email)

• Encourage neighbours to inform the Police and then you, of any suspicious or criminal activity in the area so it can be passed on to the neighbours

• Encourage neighbours to talk to each other

• Arrange stalls at local events, and socials for members

• Identify your vulnerable neighbours – keep in touch with them

Role of Scheme member:

An effective scheme relies on the members looking out for each other. A scheme member should:

• Make sure your home is kept secure

• Always keep doors locked – whether you are in your house, garage or garden

• Make an effort to get to know your neighbours

• Take note of what’s going on around you - it’s not being nosey – its just trying to recognise what’s normal and what’s unusual • Ask your neighbour to keep an eye on your property when you are out – and do the same for them

• If you see something that worries you - whether it affects you or your neighbours – call the Police. Be aware that reporting a suspicious person may not result in Police attendance – but it helps to build a picture for the Police

What you should report:

• Strangers knocking on front doors or peering through windows or disappearing round the back

• Strangers hanging around schools, playing fields etc or approaching children

• Open windows in houses whereyou know the residents are away

• Strangers trying car doors

• Anything you think is suspicious How to start a scheme Speak to a few of your neighbours and see if there is any interest and then contact Bob Coombes (HINWA) or Bob Ayer (PANWA).

 ‘Be the change you wish to see in your community’

 I have always believed effective policing is at the heart of healthy society. That is why Hampshire Constabulary can't afford to just maintain its position as a good police force. It must become a standard bearer for protecting the most vulnerable and reducing offending. And, as your new Chief Constable, I am excited about taking on this challenge.

A key part of success will remain catching those who prey on the vulnerable, but we can't just respond to victims when they have suffered. We need to be better at preventing offending in the first place. This includes safeguarding the vulnerable, not least those at risk of child sexual exploitation and domestic abuse. None of this can be done by the police acting alone.

The cases we deal with can be complex and the unfortunate truths are that that we tend to deal with people on their most difficult days and much of the sophisticated work that goes on behind the scenes to stop people becoming victims cannot be widely publicised. This means that what my officers, staff and those who volunteer their help do every day is important, but so is why and how.

If the police are seen to act arrogantly or as if they have a right to do as they wish public confidence becomes damaged and victims are not put first. To be an effective police officer, let alone chief constable, you need to earn the trust and respect of all communities. That is what decades of British policing has been built upon. So everything we do must be rooted in the highest standards of integrity and transparency. You deserve nothing less from us.

Our communities are wonderfully rich, diverse and deserving of brilliant policing. I want ideas, voices, perspectives and experience beyond the traditional spheres. I would like to use this opportunity on day one in my new role to invite all of you to join me, to work with me and to support my staff and officers.

In return we will become even better at protecting you and safeguarding the most vulnerable in society. And, as your Chief Constable, I will work tirelessly to make sure that what we do is as transparent as possible and to explain the difficult decisions when we have to make them.

Together we can keep this one of the safest places to live in the country and stop those who make people's lives a misery.

Best wishes
Olivia Pinkney, Chief Constable, Hampshire Constabulary