You can report non-emergency incidents by calling 101*
In an emergency (when crime is in progress, life is in danger) or if you see something suspicious call 999
If you are hard of hearing or speech impaired, text 'Police' and your message to 60066.
*Calling 101 from landlines and mobile phones costs 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long you are on the phone.
Burglars will seek out an opportunity if they can, but you can limit their chances.
For more tips to keep your home and important items safe, visit www.kent.police.uk/burglary, or follow Kent Police on social media
Do your elderly parents, neighbours or friends worry about bogus callers?
Would they know what to do if an unexpected visitor calls?
You can support them by visiting the Kent Police website which gives you tips on protecting your home and what to do if someone unexpected stops by:
Advice on bogus callers and rogue traders
Register your belongings, such as mobile phones, jewellery and games consoles at The UK National Property Register
The Commissioner has produced a Police and Crime Plan that sets out her vision and priorities for policing and community safety over the next four years, as well as the objectives and ambitions that Kent Police will be held to account on.
There has been an incident in Kent where a farm forklift was stolen and used in an attempt to remove a cash machine from a wall.
This incident highlighted the concern about keys being left in unattended farming machinery. Please ensure that the keys for any machinery stored out in the open are secured away from the equipment and locked away. Of course, it goes without saying that this should be adopted for your private vehicles as well.
Country Eye app - designed for people living and working in the rural community
Available to download for free on iPhone and Android
PCSO John Gorham: