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Crime Prevention

Neighbourhood Watch Street SignsIt is not enough for the police alone to fight crime.  Reducing the risk and fear of crime is a task for the police and the community working together.  has one of the lowest crime rates within the Metropolitan Police Service.  In partnership, the Police Crime Prevention Office and Neighbourhood Watch can help keep crime low.

Officers of the Crime Prevention Office are actively involved in conducting home security visits, attending partnership agency meetings, promoting the use of SmartWater®, supporting the Safer Neighbourhood Teams with their ward priorities and working with Trading Standards against bogus callers and rogue traders.  They are always looking for new initiatives to strengthen the campaign against the criminal and keeping crime low in Sutton .

They can be contacted on: 020 8649 0569.

Crime Prevention tips include:

·  When leaving your home, or just nipping upstairs or popping into the garden even for a short period, always lock all external doors and windows
·  Ensure all doors and windows have security locks, and use them
·  Even if you're at home, make sure you close all windows and doors at night
·  Put away all tools and equipment and ensure that all sheds, garages and store cupboards are securely locked when not in use
·  Invest in a time switch or a sensor to control your lighting so your home looks occupied when it is not
·  Make sure your front and back doors have at least two locks on them, of which one should be a mortice or deadlock
·  Don’t leave your house keys within easy reach of the letterbox
·  Turn on your alarm if you're going out.

PC Simcox said : “It’s a sad fact that properties that appear unoccupied and insecure are far more likely to be targeted than those which are properly secured. So please do all you can to lock out thieves.”

Remove keys from locks
Recent burglaries over the festive period in Sutton have highlighted that access is being gained to homes due to keys being visible from outside the property. Back doors, patio doors and windows have been targeted where the keys have been left on the inside. This can encourage the criminal to smash or force glass panels to get at the key to gain easy access. This also provides them with a ready means of escape if disturbed. Please make sure you remove the key from your door or window after you have locked it and put the key out of sight, such as in a drawer or cupboard.
Vigilance in your neighbourhood
There have been recent cases where residents have come forward with information about suspicious behaviour, such as unknown people hanging about in back gardens or loitering near vehicles, but not given us the information until later.
It is important that if you see someone acting suspiciously to call us on 999 immediately .
We would much prefer to speak to those ‘suspicious’ people there and then than deal with a crime after it has happened.
Criminals rely on communities not wishing to become involved. We all need to be involved to beat them. You will not be wasting our time by calling us on 999!
Sutton is a low crime borough and one of the safest boroughs in London. We are working hard to make Sutton even safer.
For further crime prevention advice call Sutton’s Crime Prevention Team on 020 8649 0569.

For information about SmartWater, an anti-theft liquid which can help you protect your valuables and possessions, call 0333 320 7797 or email on smartwater-zt@met.police.uk.

SmartWater kits are available to residents in the borough aged 18 or more. Property marked with SmartWater can be easily identified and recovered by police.

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In an emergency always call 999
An emergency is when a crime is happening, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, or someone is injured, being threatened or in danger.
e.g. - If your house is being burgled (or the suspect is nearby) call 999
If your car is being stolen (or the suspect is nearby) call 999

If it’s not an emergency call 101 this is London's new non emergency contact number should you need to report a crime that has occurred.

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
If you have information about a crime but would prefer not to speak to police, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously.
Crimestoppers is an independent charity.  http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Do not use the Neighbourhood Watch telephone number for the office in Sutton Police Station as it is not checked daily

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