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Welcome to our Kent Police page, this is a place for you to be able to see police contact information and links to police matters in our area.

Contacting Kent Police

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.

Kent Police Warn Residents About Courier Fraud

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Kent Police warn residents about the latest courier fraud which involves criminals pretending to be Police Officers to persuade victims into buying a valuable item which they must hand over to a taxi driver or courier.



The Rolex watch courier fraud - how it works

  • The criminal calls or visits the resident claiming to be a Police Officer.
  • They tell the resident they have been a victim of some type of fraud and they need to help the Police with their enquiry.
  • The resident is told their bank account is being used by criminals. To help with the investigation they need to withdraw money and buy a valuable item, like a Rolex watch. 
  • The criminal arranges for a taxi driver or courier to collect the item which will be used as evidence in the investigation.
  • The resident is told they will be refunded when the investigation is over. 
  • The courier is also a criminal involved in the fraud. 

What to do

  • Hang up if you receive one of these calls.
  • If they are at your door politely say you need to go and close the door.  If you are worried contact a friend or neighbour and tell them about the visitor.
  • If you think you have been a victim of this fraud contact the Police.

REMEMBER: The Police will NEVER ask for cash, valuables or PIN numbers. 

WARNING:
Telephone callers may insist you hang up and check their ID by calling a number they give to you. This is part of the fraud. Criminals stay on the line and pretend to be Trading Standards to verify the caller. Report these calls to Kent Police at your local Police station

These criminals often target elderly residents so please warn neighbours,friends and/or relatives if you think they may be targeted. 

Kent Against Burglary

Most of us lock our homes before going out or going to bed, but do you also:
  • use timer switches on lights and radios to make it look like you’re home?
  • store car keys and cash/handbags somewhere safe and out of sight?
  • security-mark and photograph important items to help identify them if needed?
  • use a safe to store gold jewellery  – or better still, a safety deposit box at your bank?

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 Facebook-New-Logo-2013.JPG new-twitter-logo.jpg

 

Bogus-poster.jpgDealing with unexpected visitors

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

Crime Doesn't respect our borders

projectpegasusimage.jpgProject PEGASUS is a joint initiative aimed at reducing the threat from organised crime and terrorism involving aircraft. Hear or see anything unusual in or around your local airfield?  REPORT IT.  Even the smallest thing can be significant.  Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or call your local police on 101 and quote PEGASUS.

 

projectkrakenIMAGE.jpgProject KRAKEN is a National Crime Agency, Police, and Border Force initiative to increase vigilance along the UK’s coastline and maritime environment.  If you see anything suspicious about where, when or how a vessel and crew are operating.  REPORT IT.  Call the police on 101 and quote KRAKEN.  
Or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Safer In Kent Plan

The Police and Crime Commissioner must produce a Police and Crime Plan that sets out his vision and priorities for policing and community safety, as well as the objectives and ambitions that Kent Police will be held to account on.

This is called Safer in Kent: the Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan 

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Helping to Keep the Kent Countryside Safe

Country Eye app - designed for people living and working in the rural community 
Available to download for free on iPhone and Android.  Click here to download

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Register your property

Register your belongings, such as mobile phones, jewellery and games consoles at The UK National Property Register

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Our PCSO

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PCSO John Gorham: 
john.gorham@kent.pnn.police.uk