Learn to recognise the signs of a scam and help protect neighbours, relatives and friends.
Are you a victim of stalking or harassment? Do you need help and advice? If you do, please read this feature.
A personal story as part of World Autism Awareness Week, 26 March-2 April
We are joining leading child protection charity, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, to tackle growing demand for sexual images of children online.
Police issue advice after Jacob tells his story.
Over the next two weeks, we are talking to some of our PCSOs about why they joined and what they enjoy.
Rape and sexual assault can happen within a relationship
Domestic Abuse: Asking for help
A call handler gives her story of being stalked.
Stalking isn’t just something that happens to celebrities. It can happen to anyone, and can even happen within a relationship.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be shining a light on domestic abuse.
Road safety means different things to different people, but what is clear is that everyone wants to feel safe on and near our roads.
From January 2018 we’re introduce spit guards to protect officers who work in difficult and challenging circumstances to keep local people safe.
Bonfire Night can be scary for people who are elderly or live alone. Keeping them safe can be as simple as saying 'hello'.
A victim’s testimony on anti-Muslim hate crime
We're supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of and end modern slavery.
Online hate crime is NOT okay
Thousands braved the weather to join us at our third Open Day.
Our Mental Health Journey so far
This week we are looking at burglary advice for landlords and tenants.
A professional gardener shares his tips
Simple steps to keep your home safe.
Join a tour of our new police centre in Weston-super-Mare
Human trafficking could be happening near you; in your street, in your neighbourhood. Know the signs and help us end human trafficking.
Raising awareness of sexual assaults in bars and clubs
We have relaunched an improved Safe Places service, to help people with communication difficulties to stay safe when they are out and about.
We are opening the doors to Police and Fire Headquarters this weekend
Sixty years ago a young brother and sister left their Bristol home to visit ponies grazing in a nearby field. Tragically they never came home.
New banking protocols and Op Signature will help protect those most vulnerable to fraud
Avon and Somerset Police launch scheme to protect elderly and vulnerable residents from bogus callers
Avon and Somerset Police joined the Great Big Walk
We're asking for the public’s help as part of our summer drink and drug drive campaign.
Terrorist & extremist material online inspires hatred. Together we must stop it.
We are celebrating Volunteers’ Week by thanking all of our 1430 volunteers who work with us every day.
Would you recognise a hate crime and know how to report it?
This week we're supporting Dementia Awareness Week.
A WWI hero has been honoured in the naming of our brand new training centre in Clevedon.
We talk to the people you might meet if you report Child Sexual Exploitation, both from the police and partner agencies.
it's ok to say no - Keep your money safe from phone fraud
Protect yourself online at the police pop-up shop
As he swaps the streets of St Paul’s for the grounds of Buckingham Palace, PC Ifor Williams reflects on 7 years spent serving the people on his...
April is Autism Awareness Month
fraudsters are devious, keep your money safe by saying no
‘Hate has No Home Here’ campaign launched to provide victims and bystanders with the confidence to spot and report a hate crime.
We linked with Knowle West Health Association as part of our "Hate has no home here" campaign
We look at how we can help older people stand up to scammers by telling them 'it's ok to say no'
Avon and Somerset Police join Crimestoppers and Post Office Limited to stamp out scams against the elderly and vulnerable in the Bristol area
Today we are sharing the work of Avon and Somerset Police's LGBT liaison team, made up of officers and staff who volunteer to be part of the team.
We talk to the people you might meet if you report a rape or sexual abuse, both from the police and from independent organisations.
CI Norman Pascal is retiring. We will miss you Norm and so will Bristol's communities!
Secure your home and keep your jewellery safe
Advice for parents on keeping children safe as they head back to school after the half term break.
Last year 15% of female rape victims were aged 16 and under. Please keep your eyes and ears open and talk to someone if you have any concerns.
This is our advice for young people on Safer Internet Day
Our experiences, in our words.
A guest blog for Time To Talk Day "New kind of Normal – coping with a family suicide"
In the lead up to Time To Talk Day, today we are focusing on the impact of loneliness and depression on older people.
This week we are supporting Time to Talk Day and today we are focusing on Dementia.
Have you considered volunteering with a local befriending scheme?
Come and join us on our biggest day of action to date!
We are looking for new volunteer police officers. Could this be you? Hear what some of our current Special's think about the role.
Stay safe when looking for love online - ask more questions!
Domestic abuse survivors want to share their stories to help others.
An Independent Advisory Group (IAG) member shares her experiences about her role and how you could help your community
We're asking you all to look, listen, ask, ask again...
To mark International Restorative Justice Week, we want you to know the facts about RJ.
Top tips to keep your home safe and secure during the darker months.
We're teaming up with other forces to crackdown on drivers who use their phone while driving.
This Anti-Bullying Week we’ve been encouraging our officers and staff to think what we can do to help end bullying.
We're on the hunt for rogue traders and you can help us
We have been raising awareness of Hate Crime throughout 2016, focusing on the various types of hate crime. Now test your knowledge
We're marking World Mental Health Day with a success story on our new Control Room triage system.
This National Hate Crime Awareness week we are celebrating our communities and the good work they do to raise awareness of Hate Crime.
Today, we're celebrating 100k Twitter followers by saying thank you
We want to encourage victims to come forward and report hate crimes and receive the support they deserve.
Lucy was a victim of hate crime because of her gender. She was brave and reported it.
As part of our Hate Crime Awareness campaign this week we are focusing on gender hate crime and specifically crime against someone for their gender
We are committed to protecting children and young people from sexual exploitation and work closely with our partners to support victims.
Read the stories of how disabled people are affected by hate crime
A hate crime is any criminal offence that is motivated by a prejudice or hate.
This week we are focusing on disability hate crime as part of our hate crime awareness campaign.
What is it like to be a victim of a gender hate crime? One victim shares their story
What is it like to be a victim of a disability hate crime?
Can you help prevent an illegal rave? Do you know why we can't always shut them down? Supt Mike Prior explains the issue.
We’re looking for new recruits! Police officer recruitment will open next week, on Monday 5th September and we want you to join us.
As part of our Hate Crime Awareness campaign this week we are focusing on sexuality and gender hate crime.
As part of our Hate Crime Awareness Campaign we share the victim's story
We want to hear your views on what you want from your policing service.
As part of our Hate Crime Awareness campaign this week we are focusing on sexuality and gender hate crime and why it is so important you report it.
As part of our Hate Crime Awareness campaign this week we are focusing on sexuality and gender hate crime.
As part of our Hate Crime Awareness campaign we are helping people to identify what a hate crime is and what they can do to report and get support.
Find out why information and intelligence from the public is at the heart of policing.
Take a look at some recent successes to see how we work with partners to tackle ASB
We find out what some of our ex-police horses are up to.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary is offering an exciting opportunity for the public to learn about what the police do
On 9 July, Bristol Pride will unite the city, but sexuality and gender can be a key characteristic in hate crime.
If you witnessed a hate crime would you know what to do?
This week we are highlighting all forms of hate crime as part of our 2016 hate crime awareness campaign
We are sharing the powerful stories of people who have experienced hate crime in the hope of inspiring other victims to come forward and report.
TrackMyCrime gives you easy online access to updates on our investigations
We can all be victims of hate crime, even young people.
Abuse doesn’t always come in the form of bruises - how to spot the signs of coercive or controlling behaviour in a relationship.
In support of Stop Adult Abuse Week Somerset SAB have released an animated film highlighting the issue
This week is Stop Adult Abuse Week, Bristol LSAB has defined the 10 signs
There are some simple crime prevention measures that can help deter thieves
It’s National Volunteers’ Week and we’re running a series of articles celebrating all the amazing people who help their communities.
Find out about the organisations offering support to victims of racial and religious hate crime
Forget NCIS, Line of Duty or HappyValley – come and see the real thing! Find out what we are up to at The Royal Bath and West Show
On International Missing Children’s Day, we look at the links between children going missing and the risk of sexual exploitation.
People of any race and religion can be a victim of hate crime. Read how one neighbourhood team are working with their community to tackle this.
As part of our Hate Crime Awareness campaign this week we are focusing on racial and religious hate crime.
Our officers have been spreading the word during Dementia Awareness Week.
This week we are supporting Mental Health Awareness Week, 16-22 May, a national awareness campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation.
We are supporting The Alzheimer's Society Dementia Awareness Week (15-21 May)
DCI Leanne Pook has written an internal blog about FGM which we're releasing to the public to mark the start of a summer awareness campaign.
How the murder of a Bath teenager was solved 31 years on
Neighbourhood Blues launches it's third series featuring Avon and Somerset this week
Highlighting the importance of identifying and reporting hate crimes
Stay safe from doorstep crime and other scams.
Our new campaign aimed at promoting awareness of the different types of hate crime and encouraging victims to report it. #celebratenothate
Simple things can help to keep doorstep criminals away.
As part of our Hate Crime Awareness Campaign we are focusing on the impact of hate crime on it's victims.
The local community has come up with some innovative ideas to improve their area
With the lighter nights can come an increase in anti-social behaviour - find out how to report issues in your area
Hear from people working on the front line to support children affected by this crime.
Chief Constable Andy Marsh meets new recruit Marshy
The Major Crime Review Team is focussing on re-investigating 40 unsolved rape cases and around 30 murder inquiries dating back to the mid-1940s.
Sign up for Community Alerts, hear directly from police officers in your area and get information relevant to you, your home or your business.
Drugs factories – Bath PC Adge Secker explains why it’s not “only a bit of cannabis cultivation.”
We're asking people to be on the alert for rogue traders and distraction burglars
This January, we will be giving you top tips to keep safe online, following a Twitter poll revealing our twitter followers’ main cyber concerns.
A mother's appeal after the death of her daughter
Read about key points in our investigation and watch videos from officers involved.
Have you locked your door? Did you turn the key? Make sure you aren't making it easy for opportunist thieves to help themselves.
PC Lou Grabham tells how she needed to retire PD Eddie early and introduces his brother PD Ernie.
Did you know that many calls we receive to 101 can be answered by information provided on our advice pages?
Jubilee, tells us about his typical day as a police horse. Find out what makes him proud to work for the force and his childhood aspirations.
Terrorism and violent extremism are a real and serious threat to us all. Find out what we are doing to address it.
Acting Chief Constable John Long and Chief Superintendent John Reilly in conversation
Demand on our Communications Centre is increasing, and one problem we face is inappropriate or hoax calls.
Advice on how you can offer support.
We caught up with 4 year old German Shepherd, PD Bear, to find out what it’s like to be a Police Dog in Avon and Somerset Police.
If you're going away over the Easter break, take a few simple precautions to protect your home and possessions.
Read a blog from one of our detectives to hear first-hand how mental health issues can affect all aspects of your life
As cyber-crime soars, we arm you with advice on what to do if you fall foul of online trolls.
When it comes to protecting your home, don't forget to protect your sheds and outbuildings.
Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and we are keen to support it; mental health is something that affects us every day.
We have been running a three week campaign about Hate Crime to raise awareness of hate crime. Now we want to test your knowledge…
If you have been a victim of gender or sexuality hate crime, support and help is available.
If you’ve been a victim of sexual violence, no matter what the circumstances or how long ago it happened, remember it wasn’t your fault.
Two victims of hate crime talk about their experiences.
Becoming a police dog handler is a lifestyle choice. We find out more about the day in the life of a dog handler and their loyal partners.
Read how one neighbourhood police team are working with their community to tackle racial hate crime.
How to identify hate crime and report it.
Today we are running our first ever 24 hour ‘tweetathon’ and will be tweeting emergency and non-emergency calls from our Communications Centre.
Applications to become a special constable are now open. Read more about the role and how to apply.
999 is a number that everyone knows, but do you know when you should call 101 instead?
Partners and Communities Together (PACT) is the process through which you can raise any issues or concerns you have in your area.
Whether you have 5 minutes or 55 minutes, there are a few simple steps you can take to deter burglars.
We're supporting the NSPCC's online safety campaign for 8-12 year olds and their parents.
Information about the help and support available if you have been a victim.
Meet Jubilee, Quantock, Sedgemoor and Redland - just four of our mounted section horses.
Restorative Justice Week runs from 16-23 November and the Ministry of Justice want you to ask the question of yourself.
Men and women who serve their communities, going above and beyond the call of duty, were celebrated last week.
We’re backing a campaign to raise awareness of doorstep, online and telephone fraud and how to prevent it.
Professionals from all over the country met in Bristol on Thursday, October 2.
Our guide on how to protect your property and valuables when moving into a house or flat to study.
We have been surveying young people about their online experiences and talking to PC Alan Earl about online safety.
It's often difficult for people caught up in traffic jams on the motorway to understand why the road has to be closed for a long time.
Our new Rural Crime Team will be out and about in the force area as part of a day of action tackling rural crime.
We're asking people to be on the alert for rogue traders and distraction burglars.
Hear first-hand how mental health can affect all aspects of your life.
Our message is clear: The victim is never to blame - there is no excuse for domestic abuse.
CC Andy Marsh discusses stop and search and the importance of a representative workforce
We're supporting World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
A blog about being a transferee in Avon and Somerset Police
A real account from an officer who has been the victim of hate crime
Making a change: A domestic abuse perpetrator’s story
Ask for Angela
It’s International Women’s Day 2018 and we’re celebrating the many women that make up our emergency services