Rural crimes can really be reduced by the use of Watch schemes. By using your knowledge and awareness of what is happening on and around your land, you can help to reduce crime and deter criminals.
In rural areas, farmers are at the greatest risk of crimes such as theft and vandalism. Although these crimes happen at all levels of our society, they can have a major impact on the day-to-day running of a farm.
The scheme relies on farmers working together, and with us, by getting involved to help share information and to show the criminals that we are being proactive in tackling crime.
Suspicious activity should be monitored and recorded discreetly and reported to us quickly and accurately.
Important: Where a serious crime is in progress, do not attempt to confront the suspect by yourself. Call 999 immediately and wait for the police to attend.
To join the Farm Watch Scheme or are looking for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a Farm Watch scheme is already running in your area, a local PCSO will make contact and provide you with information and the required membership forms. You will also be offered a visit from a Crime Reduction Officer who can provide you with support in securing your farm against criminal activity.