National Neighbourhood Watch
Felixstowe Safer Neighbourhood Team:
The contact details for this area are:
If you need immediate assistance always dial 999. You should dial 999 when life is threatened or people are injured, or if there is a crime in progress or an immediate police response is necessary. Please also be aware that 112(International number) and 911(American number) also work as emergency numbers in the UK, and will be answered by English speaking operatives. 999, 911 and 112 will work from landlines, and mobile phones, whether there is signal or not and they will also work from mobile phones that appear to have no battery life left.
Further information can be obtained from the Neighbourhood Watch - Ourwatch website where you can sign up for your own alerts if required.
Would you like to deter cold-callers from your home?
You can download this notice to put in your door/window to let cold callers know that they are not welcome.
To find out more about Crime Prevention visit the Crime Prevention Website
Here can be found advice on all sorts of Crime prevention like,
Anti social behavior
Victoims and Witnesses
Child abuse etc
To report a problem direct to ESDC,you should now either login to their site or email them direct. Norse currently deal with most issues but that maybe changing.
Police Connect is a messaging service connecting you to the very latest policing news for your area via e-mail, text or phone.There is no charge for this service - all messages you receive are free. You can register to receive information about the issues that most matter to you and be among the first to be alerted by police in the case of an emergency affecting your area.
The service will give you:
- Latest information on local crime
- Warnings about bogus callers
- Crime reduction advice
- Updates from your Safer Neighbourhood Team
- Latest details on major traffic disruptions
It's free to join Police Direct and you choose how you want to receive the alerts, via email, text or phone or any combination of these.
You can register up to three postcodes, which could include where you live, where you work and maybe where a relative lives.
You can join Police Direct by:
Visiting Police Connect & following the links for Police Connect (for messages in any format.)
If you are already a member of Police Direct you will have to reregister for Police Connect to continue to receive the service.
A Crimestoppers partnership campaign is helping raise awareness of the direct, personal harms and dangers associated with buying fake goods.
REPORT IT, HELP OTHERS! #RogueFreeSuffolk
If you see a scam, an unsafe product, OR a Rogue Trader, report it via 0808 223 1133.
To find out about scams across Suffolk, you can sign up to the Trading Standards email alert on their website. Trading Standards can investigate and take court action against scammers.
By becoming a Consumer Champion you can help protect and build resilience within your local community against rogue traders and scams; and make Suffolk a safer place to live
You can also find out about common financial scams on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.
When you’re buying online, how confident are you that you’re dealing with a genuine seller and not a criminal? Or do you even think about it?
Many people believe that online shopping scams are easy to spot, with poor spelling or grammar, dodgy logos or unusual website or email addresses or phone numbers. However, this is now rarely the case, with scammers going to great lengths to earn your trust before cheating you out of your money. It’s upsetting at the best of times, but even worse when money’s tight.
Suffolk Police are joining forces with online property database Immobilise to help keep property safe and reunite stolen items with their rightful owners across the county.
Many items of identifiable property are either lost or stolen each year. By taking the time to register property on the Immobilise database, people can take a positive step towards reducing the crime, as their property would be identifiable to all law enforcement agencies across the country. This in turn will help the police reunite property to their lawful owners and will also help to catch criminals.
Almost any possession with a serial number can be registered for free, including:
Ipods, other MP3 players and games consoles
Laptops, computers and PDAs
Satellite navigation and in-car equipment
Watches, jewellery, art and antiques can also be registered for a small fee.
Users who upgrade can also add photos and certificates of ownership to their account.
The Immobilise data base can also be used before purchasing second hand electrical items. By checking the CheckMend facility on the website before buying, it is possible to identify a stolen item. The message is to never buy any item that has not got its serial number displayed, as there is no reason why they would need to be removed legitimately.
Suffolk SAFEKey is Suffolk Constabulary's keyholder service that gives people the opportunity to register nominated keyholders for a home or business property. A keyholder is someone trustworthy such as a friend who lives nearby and has access to the premises in the owner's absence.
Having nominated keyholders helps ensure that should an incident happen at a property, the police are able to contact an appropriate person, helping to ensure greater peace of mind that an incident can be dealt with as swiftly as possible by Suffolk Constabulary.
There are many benefits to Suffolk SAFEKey including; storage of a maximum of four keyholders for business premises and two for a residential property; secure and encrypted online management of your registration via a dedicated website 24 hours a day; devoted customer support team open during office hours; storage of information relating to hazardous materials or other potential dangers; details of a preferred plumber or window boarder/ glazier and many more.
As Suffolk SAFEKey is an additional service offered by Suffolk Constabulary, there is an annual fee. To cover the cost of protecting your data and maintaining the system there is an annual charge of £12 for residential and £35 + VAT for business registrations. To register a property visit: http://www.suffolk.safekey.org.uk/
or contact the registration hotline on 08444 121 802
Fearless is the new youth brand that introduces young people to the service offered by Crimestoppers.
Fearless consists of the website, where young people can get information about crimes that affect them and also gives them the opportunity to pass on information about crime anonymously. The fearless team also provide workshops and presentations about the service in schools and youth groups.
The site includes non-judgemental information on crime. It also features resources for parents and those working with young people.
Action Fraud is the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and Internet crime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime. They provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime.
Anyone who suspects a scam, or who has been the victim of a scam, is always advised to report it to the police on www.actionfraud.police.uk or 0300 123 2040. However, it is always better to take preventative action where possible and it is good to know what to look for to avoid being taken in, as well as to advise friends and family members when necessary.
BT Call Protect is a call diverting service to prevent nuisance calls and is available for free to all existing and new BT home landline customers.
The service is the first of its kind in the UK and it could see up to 30 million nuisance calls a week automatically diverted before they reach customers (half of these calls coming from personal accident claims and PPI companies alone)
To activate the free service call 0800 389 1572 from your BT landline or sign up via BT's Call Protect webpage: www.bt.com/callprotect
Once you sign up, it can take up to 24 hours for Call Protect to start working.
Sky also seems to have a service call blocker available to their customers.