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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.

Be aware of cash machine criminals


A criminal attempting to use distraction tactics with a resident at a cash machine in Canterbury has been reported:


  • The resident was drawing money from the cashpoint. 
  • The criminal was insistently trying to distract her by pointing to a piece of paper on the ground - telling her she had dropped it.
  • The resident told the man to wait until she had her money. 
  • At that point, she noticed that the piece of paper was a folded up £20 note. 
  • Fortunately, the resident did not fall for the distraction techniques and the man picked up the £20 note and ran off.

If the resident had fallen for the scam, the criminal could have stolen her bank card and cash.


Cash machine crime is rare, but there are simple steps that all cardholders can take to help prevent this.

  • Stand close to the terminal. Shield the keypad to avoid anything or anyone seeing you enter your PIN.
  • Stay alert and put your personal safety first. If someone is crowding or watching you, cancel the transaction. Do not accept help from seemingly well-meaning strangers and never allow yourself to be distracted.
  • Have your card company’s 24-hour contact number stored in your mobile phone. If your card is retained, stay at the ATM and contact your bank immediately.
  • If you spot anything unusual about the machine, or there are signs of tampering, do not use it.
  • If you think you have been a victim of fraud, you should contact your bank immediately.
  • Stick with ATM’s you trust and keep your eyes peeled. If something doesn’t feel right about an ATM or a credit card reader, don’t use it.

Warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours.  If you ever feel threatened phone 999.

Kent Police Warn Residents About Courier Fraud


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. 

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.


The Rural Team have been busy in Kent over the last few months. You can read the report from the Crime Rural Advisory Group which was published in Novmber 2018 by  clicking here

Beware of doorstep criminals selling household cleaning products


There are reports of doorstep criminals attempting to sell household cleaning products.

Never agree to work or pay cash to someone you have just met on your doorstep.

If you feel afraid or threatened by a doorstep caller, phone 999. 
For non-urgent calls, phone Kent Police on 101.

Please look out for neighbours and report any suspicious doorstep callers to trading standards. 

countryeye.jpgHelping 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


Register your property

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




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