I would like to make you aware of Operation Falcon. Operation Falcon is the force wide drive to reduce rural crime, this month’s primary priority will be Burglary non dwelling, Deer and Hare Poaching and theft from motor vehicle (beauty spot). As a result of Op Falcon, I am contacting residents within East Hampshire to make them aware of the above and offer advice to prevent it.
Shed and Barn Theft:
Place all tools and garden equipment in locked sheds, barns and garages.
Secure more expensive items to an anchor point within the shed, barn or garage.
Record serial numbers and mark all items with a postcode, e.g. UV pens or forensic marking kits.
Register the details for free on www.immobilise.com.
Take photographs of items if they are unusual or unique for easy identification at a later date.
Fit an alarm.
Keep the structure in good repair.
Consider covering windows with curtains to obscure the view of contents. Consider external lighting.
Ensure fences and boundaries are in good repair to prevent unlawful access.
Theft from motor vehicles:
Always park in a well-lit, well-used area.
Try to park in sign posted parking areas
Be careful about parking your car in isolation. Thieves can be put off when other people are around
Do not leave anything in your vehicle. A jacket or coat left behind may be of very little value, but a thief may think it has been used to hide a laptop or handbag and may break in to your vehicle to find out
Take items with you rather than locking them in the boot , you can’t be sure who has seen you
Before you leave home, think about what you need and leave any unnecessary items of value at home
Make sure you do not leave documents which have your personal details in your vehicle
Do not leave any sat-nav in your vehicle and don’t forget to remove the cradle and wipe the sucker marks from your windscreen
Remember to shut all windows and sunroofs and lock all doors. Activate the alarm and immobiliser. Make use of any security products you might have such as a steering lock
Whilst enjoying the sights make sure you keep your bag and possessions with you
Make it as difficult as possible for persons to gain access – Consider fitting raised bollards, or digging ditches around the perimeter
If possible, remove all private access points that are no longer used and establish a single point of entry and exit.
Large logs placed in front of gates will restrict access – provided you don’t need regular access as well.
Consider CCTV or alarms systems that will capture pictures and send alerts to your mobile phone or email. Ensure you erect signage that your CCTV is in use – the purpose is to deter immediately rather than capture images of who is using your land.
Talk to your neighbours, find out what they know – keep an eye out for each other.
If you require any further information you can contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101.
For general crime prevention advice, you can visit our website following the link – http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/advice-and-information/crime-prevention/
Kind regards, PCSO 16298 Nicola HOWIESON Longmoor Neighbourhood Policing Team | Eco Station | Camp Road | Bordon | Hampshire | GU35 0LH ‘ 101
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