The Rural Beat Team are working with the communities to offer crime prevention advice and also to conduct targeted patrols to give local residence some reassurance.
We would strongly encourage everybody to secure and mark their property where possible, for our farming community we recommend fitting trackers to high value machinery as standard practice.
The rural Beat team will also be visiting village location in the community contact vehicle so local residents can speak at first hand with officers about any issues or concerns they may have.
Saturday 12th June, 2021
The Neighbourhood Policing Team has seen a slight increase in farm and rural thefts. Most recently, Ifor Williams trailer and horse tack have been targeted by thieves.
We strongly encourage all Farmers, Riders and Smallholders to join our free Horse and Farm-watch scheme. This will give you an early alert if the Police become aware of thieves operating in the local area. Signage is also provided, which acts as a deterrent.
The Neighbourhood Team have also used SelectaDNA, a sophisticated liquid property marker, to mark repeat victims property. Selecta DNA helps Police return stolen property and prove that items do not belong to the criminals.
If you would like to join one of our watch schemes, please call 101 or search; https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/search/watch+schemes/