Croxley Green Parish Council currently pays for a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and under the arrangements with Hertfordshire Constabulary also gets another 'free'! In this area of our web site, our PCSO's tell us what they have being doing and give helpful advice.
The two PCSO's for Croxley Green are PCSO 6523 Steve Jacob and PCSO 6360 Daisy Jenkins. From time to time they hold Bright Spots which are times when you can come and meet the Officers and discuss any issues which are of concern to you. Details of the Bright Spot "Beat Surgeries" will be found on our Event Page.
Advice on crime prevention concerning burglary can be found here.
Residents are reminded that if they see any suspicious activity this should be reported to the non-emergency Police number, just dial 101.
If you do happen to see any crime in progress, please still use 999 to report this.
If you want to be kept informed about policing the community then why not sign up to OWL. Online Watch Link (OWL) is a system used to circulate messages to Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators. It’s an internet-based service that allows messages to be sent via email, fax and telephone.
Through OWL, (once signed in):
- users who receive messages by e-mail can update their own profiles and records and state how and when they would like to receive messages;
- users can obtain reports and statistics;
- users can provide information and intelligence which can then be used by the police.
To go to the OWL system, click here.
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Winter is here which means days are shorter and the darkness lasts longer. We would like to offer a few winter crime prevention tips to you:
Try not to leave your house in darkness, burglars love empty houses. If you are going to be out during the day give your home a lived-in look by using a timer switch. This turns a light on for a short period of time which helps to save your electricity and also make it look like somebody is home. Lock all doors before you go out and when you go to bed, and ensure all windows are secure before leaving your home. Intruder alarms can be an excellent deterrent against burglary, as burglars don’t want to be seen or heard - time and noise are their enemies. Always set your alarm when leaving the house and if you don’t have, consider having one fitted.
UV (Ultra Violet) security marker pens, which leave a mark that is not visible to the naked eye, are a cost effective way. These pens are available from good stationery stores at a reasonable cost.
You can also register your property for free on the online property database www.immobilise.com. That way, if your property is lost or stolen, you have more chance of having it returned to you.
Try to make sure when you leave your bike unattended that it is left locked and secured even if it is just left for a few minutes whilst you are in the shop. You can mark the frame of your bike with your postcode using a UV pen or contact your local cycle shop, as most will mark them for a small cost. You can contact us for advice on other property marking initiatives available by phoning 101. Register your bike on a free online property database at www.immobilise.com - it can help police return them to you if they are lost or stolen. Make sure you have adequate insurance cover for your bike.
In The Car
Be aware of your keys. Don’t leave them lying around, visible or in pockets in changing rooms where they could be taken. Don’t leave them visible on a window sill in your home or near to the front door, where they could be “hooked” through the letterbox.
Remove your sat nav and its holder, and wipe away any suction marks as these could suggest to a potential thief that a sat nav is stored in your vehicle. Never leave any valuables in your vehicle - not even in the glove-box or boot - and keep ALL other possessions out of sight. Even if you know that there is nothing valuable in your coat pocket or bag left on the back seat, a thief may try their luck. Register your stereo, laptop, sat nav and any other property on the free online property database www.immobilise.com. It only takes a few minutes and could help police trace your property if it’s lost or stolen.
Protect Your Money
NEVER give personal information, such as your date of birth or bank details, to unexpected callers. NEVER allow an unexpected caller to talk you through processes on your computer, like downloading new software or accessing your online bank account.
Remember that the police or your bank would NEVER unexpectedly call you and ask you to withdraw cash or move your money to another account, as a result of fraud or any other reason.
The PCSO's will also be patrolling the parks of Croxley to provide a visible presence and to address any anti-social behaviour issues. We stock free timer switches at the station over the winter period so if you would like one of these get in touch with us however stock is limited so we cannot guarantee these for everyone.
To report a low level incident please call 101 or if an emergency/crime in progress 999.
Croxley Green – March 2017
March 2017 crime & ASB figures*
|Offence||No. In Parish||No. in Three Rivers|
|Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) incidents*||33||204|
Further details/Other crime/Outcomes
- Theft make off without payment from Shell, Watford Road, on 04/03/17, 19/03/17 and 27/03/17.
- Burglary at a property in Baldwins Lane between 10/03/17 and 19/03/17.
- Theft of motor vehicle on Yorke Road between 05/03/17 and 06/03/17.
- Damage to motor vehicle’s wing mirror on New Road on 11/03/17.
- Theft from motor vehicle in Dickinson Avenue on 14/03/2017.
- Youth charged for possession with intent to supply (Cannabis) 05/03/17.
- Theft from a golf course between 22/03/17 and 23/03/17.
- Burglary at two properties in Links way between 19/03/17 and 21/03/17.
- Burglary at a bakery on Baldwins Lane between 01/03/17 and 02/03/17.
- Attempted burglary to a shop in New Road between 29/03/17 and 30/03/17.
- Damage to garden fence on Watford Road on 30/03/17.
Enquiries have been carried out into all of the above incidents and appropriate crime prevention advice has been given.
For more details on crime in your area please visit www.police.uk. Enter a postcode to see the ‘crime map’ for the local area.
*ASB is not defined as ‘crime’ however it has been included in this table for your information as it can affect the wider community and we (police) are jointly responsible with local councils for dealing with it. Recordable ASB includes neighbour disputes and noise nuisance, as well as issues such as regular rowdy behaviour in public places.
Other news and events
PCSO Jacob is currently non-operational as he is recovering from an operation but we do have PCSO Vernica covering and helping out in the area. PCSO Jacob will be available on his email and will be dealing with enquiries from the office.
A Plate Safe and property marking event has been organised for 21st April. It will be held near the council officers in Community Way between 11.30am and 3pm.
You can follow your local team on Twitter @RickmansPolice
Croxley Green Parish Council area is covered by Police beat code C2J, H &K. The allocated officers for that area from the Safer Neighbourhood Team are PCSO Steve Jacob and Daisy Jenkins.
Visit www.herts.police.uk where you can find the latest police and crime news, crime prevention advice and people wanted by police.
Police non-emergency number 101. (In an emergency always use 999).
Contact Crimestoppersanonymously with information about crime on 0800 555 111.
Sgt Neil Canning
Rickmansworth and District Safer Neighbourhood Team
Police and Crime Commissioner Message
Spring has arrived and I’m sure, like me, many of you look forward to the longer bright evenings that we can enjoy from now on into the summer months.
Farmers will be making use of this extra daylight as their busiest seasons creep up on them. Having met a group of farmers recently on a district day, I was saddened to hear about the continued problem of fly-tipping that blights their land.
Building materials, broken glass, household waste and even asbestos are being dumped on their property - all of which cost the landowner a lot of money and time to clear up.
I am determined that we tackle the problem of fly-tipping in Hertfordshire. There are a number of on-going investigations and I put it to those that commit these offences that time is running out for them.
There has been some success too in catching some of these offenders– most recently when a vehicle was seized by police in connection with a suspected fly-tipping offence in Hemel Hempstead. In the period from April 2016 to January 2017, thirty-two cases of fly-tipping offences were successfully prosecuted by Hertfordshire’s Boroughs and Districts.
I have provided a grant of more than £80,000 to help local authorities tackle fly-tipping across the county. This grant will be used to cover a wide spectrum of initiatives, including the purchase of new cameras for deployment at fly-tipping hotspots across Hertfordshire.
I am also investigating using funds generated from the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) (the money confiscated from criminals) as way of compensating landowners who have been left with a hefty clearing-up bill.
Working together and keeping our eyes open will help ensure that offenders are brought to justice.
A brilliant example of partnership working in action is the mental health triage service that has been running in Hertfordshire since 2015, which has reported a significant drop in the number of people in mental health crisis being held under the Mental Health Act.
The service which began in the Force Control Room two years ago had a mental health specialist in place to give advice and information to police officers around proposed detentions under the Mental Health Act. This service then expanded to a clinician providing support on the ground through street triage.
This partnership pilot between the police and the NHS is already delivering solid results – the addition of an ambulance to the service last December, which was supplied by the East of England Ambulance Services Trust (EEAST) avoided 43 people from going to A&E.
I’m now funding a full cost-benefit analysis of the scheme to see what the best model of street triage is for Hertfordshire and whether on that basis; it should be extended and made permanent.
The facility is reducing the demand on our public services, but far more importantly it is providing a much better and more appropriate service for people who find themselves in mental health crisis.
Our community measures us by how we look after the most vulnerable in our care, which is why I am proud of the effective Independent Custody Visitor Scheme that is managed by my office.
Through this programme, we have recruited almost 60 volunteers who are specifically trained to monitor the well-being of detainees in custody suites through unannounced visits, ensuring any issues relating to them or the suites are addressed.
We are always looking for volunteers and would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire