1284 Arrests since 11/09/12
Our latest phase of Relentless is targeting well-known and prolific offenders. People involved in serious acquisitive crime – burglary, robbery, stealing from motor vehicles, bike theft and handling stolen goods – will fall under the police.
Spearheaded by frontline officers and staff in Avon and Somerset’s six policing districts, the latest Relentless operation will see headquarters specialists providing support in this potentially most ambitious and challenging event in the seven-year history of Relentless.
Relentless has seen more than 3,300 arrests during its seven year history.
Further information and photos of Relentless will be added regularly.
Look out for your neighbours – especially those older and more vulnerable members of your community and those who live alone.
If you see anything suspicious in your neighbourhood, call us immediately on 101.
If you see a crime in progress or someone is in danger always call 999.
Talk to us if you have concerns about anti-social behaviour or any crime in your community.
You can report through this website or call 101 to talk to your local beat team.
Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.
To protect yourselves from pick pockets, thieves or bag dippers while shopping make sure you...
When out at night, drinking more can leave you unaware of your surroundings and more vulnerable to assault – physical or sexual.
Police are urging those planning nights out to consider their personal safety.
Relentless on keeping you safe in your home: How to beat the bogus callers
As the weather gets colder and the nights draw in earlier we are urging you to look out for the older and more vulnerable members of your community and beat the bogus callers.
Distraction burglars are criminals who pose as bogus officials and make up stories to get into your home.
Rogue traders call at the door without an appointment and offer to do work on your home or garden. Often this work will be over priced and poor
quality. They will invent problems that need repairing or quote high prices for minor work.
Usually one or more people will knock on your door with a story of some kind of emergency and ask for, or offer help. One person will keep you occupied while another sneaks in and searches your home and takes money/jewellery.
These criminals can be men, women or even children. Their appearance can be smart, casual or they may even wear tabards and have fake identification.
Thankfully these types of crimes are infrequent but these criminals often target
Top Tips on staying safe from rogue traders and distraction burglars: