This Safer Suffolk Communities Blog is published by Suffolk County Council’s Localities and Partnerships, in partnership with organisations who have a responsibility for keeping the residents and visitors of Suffolk safe from harm, supporting them to live healthy lifestyles and to be valued in the community in which they live, work, grow up and grow old.
Having this on-line presence provides us with additional ways to deliver important messages, advise on and provide information on a wide range of community issues.
All the usual reporting methods are still just as important, so please use the most appropriate method to suit your situation.
Keeping Suffolk Safe
We all have an important role to play in making Suffolk a safe county. No one organisation is solely responsible for making this happen but by working together, and having a strong commitment, we can contribute significantly to make Suffolk safer for all.
There are a number of ways that you can play an active part in keeping your community safe.
– Advise your local District and Borough Council Community Safety Team of your concerns
– Report crime and suspicious behaviour or suspected criminal behaviour in your neighbourhood by calling Suffolk Police on 101.
– Pass information to police anonymously via the Crimestoppers Charity on 0800 555111.
– Bring local issues to police attention by attending one of the regular Community Priority Setting meetings held by police and partner agencies in your neighbourhood.
– Become part of the local policing family and use skills you already have by working in your spare time as a Police Support Volunteer or a member of the Special Constabulary
– Establish a Community Speed Watch (CSW) initiative which allows members of the community to address the issue of speeding by becoming actively involved in road safety, by monitoring speeds at safe locations with speed detection equipment.
– Work with your Safer Neighbourhood Team to join or set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in your street to stay ahead of local crime and community safety issues where you live.
– Sign up to Police Connect a messaging service connecting you to the very latest policing news for your area via e-mail, text or phone
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