Officers from Northamptonshire Police’s Rural Crime Team are set for a busy month ahead with a summer programme of activities planned.
The team will be attending events across the county to raise awareness and share crime prevention advice in a bid to make our farming and rural communities safer and less attractive to criminals.
Utilising the team’s new engagement trailer, officers will be setting up their stall in the heart of our rural communities at events such as country shows and farmers’ markets.
Officers will also be visiting other events being held at rural locations as well as country parks, equestrian centres and farm/livery yards to support this month’s national rural crime campaign organised by Crimestoppers.
Rural Crime Team Sergeant Andy Maher said: “It’s so important for us to be visible and accessible to our farming and rural communities, and for them to get to know their local officers.
“Getting out in the places our rural communities go is a great way to achieve this and gives us the opportunity to speak and listen to rural residents and discuss the policing issues that concern them.
“It’s also an ideal opportunity for us to provide advice to help reduce the risk of being a victim of crime, and to gather rural intelligence from the communities who act as our eyes and ears in the countryside.”
Visitors to Fermyn Woods in Lyveden Road, Brigstock, will have the opportunity to speak to the Rural Crime Team tomorrow (Tuesday, August 3). They will also be at:
• August 6 Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre • August 7 Blakesley Country Show • August 8 Irchester Country Park • August 12 Oundle Co-op (market day) • August 14 Salcey Forest • August 15 Rockingham Castle • August 25 Brixworth Country Park • Sept 12 Gretton Community Fun Day
For more advice and information on rural crime visit www.northants.police.uk or follow the Rural Crime Team on Twitter @Norpolrural