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Dear Watch Member,

Please find here the latest edition of the informative and interesting newspaper created by an independent organisation.

Alternatively, you can search for www.whocanyoutrust.org.uk and scroll to the bottom of that home page to find October's edition for Hertfordshire.

Herts Watch Out Oct 2017 (1090 KB)
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Regards,
Sandra Jackson
Community Coordinator
Neighbourhood Watch
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Dear Watch Member,

You may have been aware that yesterday was Anti-Slavery Day, and I would like to take this opportunity to bring these abusive and inhumane crimes to your attention.

You may have seen reports in the media of police operations to tackle those suspected of slavery offences both here in Hertfordshire and elsewhere in the UK.

These operations are often the result of intelligence received from vigilant members of the public who have seen something that has concerned them and they have reported it.

The Hertfordshire Modern Slavery Partnership has launched a campaign to encourage people to be aware of the signs that someone may be being exploited.

I would urge you to read this webpage which tells you some of the signs to look out for.

https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org/learn-more/general/spot-the-signs

If you have concerns about someone or need advice I would urge you to call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700.

To report a crime to police call 101 or go to www.herts.police.uk and follow the links. If you believe someone is imminent danger or a crime is happening now, always dial 999.

Or if you prefer call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Detective Superintendent Dave Wheatley, Serious and Organised Crime Command, Hertfordshire Constabulary

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Regards,
Daniel Phillips
Senior Press & PR Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
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Dear Watch Member,

Vote for your neighbourhood policing priorities! This is your opportunity to influence policing priorities in your neighbourhood for the coming months. Please note that this concerns the day-to-day policing work of your local Safer Neighbourhood Team; any major crimes or incidents will of course be dealt with as a matter of urgency. Please spare just one minute to vote online.

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Regards,
Philip Waine
Watch Liaison Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
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Missing William Bangs has been found safe

Dear Watch Member,

Missing 77 year old William Bangs was found safe in North Watford on Tuesday morning.

Thank you for your assistance.

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Regards,
Victoria West
Press & PR Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
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Dear Watch Member,

Police are urgently appealing for the public’s help in locating a missing man from Hemel Hempstead.

Seventy-seven-year-old William Bangs was last seen at Watford General Hospital in Vicarage Road at around 7pm yesterday (October 2).

William is described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall and of medium build. He is bald and was last seen wearing a maroon jumper and dark brown trousers.

William might appear confused and might be attempting to get to his home in Hemel Hempstead.

Officers and William’s family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare and ask anyone who sees him, or knows of his whereabouts, to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary immediately via 101.

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Regards,
Daniel Atkinson
Corporate Communications
Neighbourhood Watch
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Dear Watch Member,

We are urging residents to review their home security following a number of burglaries.

In the past month, there have been 45 incidents reported to police, with offences predominantly being committed during the day, with early afternoon being the peak time.

Cash, small electrical items and jewellery are the most common items being stolen.

Detective Inspector Sam Khanna, from the Dacorum Local Crime Unit, said: “In the vast majority of these cases offenders have gained entry to properties by smashing glass in rear windows or patio doors.

“I would urge residents to keep their homes as secure as possible by ensuring access is not easily gained to rear gardens. Keep all gates locked and make sure fencing is in good repair. Thorny plants or trellis on top of perimeter fences will also help to deter intruders.

“Ensure that garden tools, such as forks and spades, are kept locked away in a shed or garage as we have seen instances of these tools being used to smash the windows.”

Patrols have been stepped up and police are asking anyone who witnesses any suspicious activity to contact them.

DI Khanna continued: “As the nights start to draw in, we will be stepping up our burglary patrols and encouraging people to give their homes the ‘lived in look’ by installing timer switches, to turn on lights and make it look like someone is in.

“I would also recommend taking the time to register your valuable items on the property site immobilise.com so that it can be returned to your more easily if it is ever stolen and subsequently recovered. Taking photographs of identifiable or unique jewellery is also a good idea.”

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Regards,
Natalie Dearman
Press & Media Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
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Herts Victims’ Care Centre Evolving & Increasing Services

Dear Watch Member,

Hertfordshire’s successful Beacon Victim Care Centre is being updated and we need your views to ensure the service is in line with what the public expect.

Beacon was set up by the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd , as the dedicated Hertfordshire Victim Care Centre, offering both emotional and practical support to all those impacted by crime.

In line with the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime, support is available to anyone who has been a victim of crime, regardless of whether it has been reported to police, or how long ago the crime took place.

Since it launched in 2015, Beacon has supported over 126,000 victims of crime and now the PCC is looking to develop the service offering for the future.

This includes more specialised support for those people who’ve been the victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, hate crime, so-called ‘honour’ based abuse, fraud and cybercrime.

Recent additions to the services being offered include a pilot of a specialist Victim Case Managers – dedicated staff members for the most vulnerable victims Beacon supports.

Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd says his main priority is that victims remain at the centre of the service:

“Improving the range of services our victim care centre offers is right and we must ensure that we meet the expectations of our users.”

“I want so see how we can best deliver the service, which must have the Victim’s Code of Practice (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/476900/code-of-practice-for-victims-of-crime.PDF) at the very heart of everything we do.”

The consultation period for the public to share their opinion is open until October 16th – Follow this link to complete the short survey - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GKW7DCY

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Regards,
David Lloyd Police and Crime Commissioner
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Neighbourhood Watch
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Dear Watch Member,

It’s that time of year when many young people are preparing to go to university, and to begin living away from home for the first time. Although the risk of suffering from violence or aggression is thankfully very low, by taking some simple, basic precautions, new students can easily reduce the risks and take control of their own safety.

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust have produced this handy “Top Tips” Sheet for student safety, which you may wish to share with friends or relatives who might find this helpful. For more information, visit their website at www.suzylamplugh.org

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Regards,
Jenny Morris
County Administrator
Neighbourhood Watch
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Dear Watch Member,

Hertfordshire Constabulary has issued information and advice to the public following the change on Friday in the national security threat level to Critical.

The independent Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre raised the threat level from international terrorism to 'critical' on Friday. The change in threat level from ‘severe’ follows the attack in which an improvised explosive device was detonated on a tube train at Parsons Green Tube Station. The national assessment is that a terrorist attack is highly likely and a further attack may be imminent.

It has activated Operation Temperer at a national level – which means military personnel drafted in to protect national infrastructure sites, allowing additional armed police officers to carry out patrols.

However, while the public will see an increased armed policing presence in the county, it is not currently expected that any military personnel will be deployed to Hertfordshire. This will be reviewed on an on-going basis.

Advice for the public:

• Remain alert at home, work and when out and about, but do not be alarmed. Report suspicious activity to the police by calling or visiting the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or gov.uk/ACT

• Report online terrorist and extremist material online by clicking on gov.uk/ACT

• If are caught up in a firearms or weapons attack we urge you to Stay Safe by following the ‘RUN. HIDE. TELL’ advice: RUN, if you can; HIDE if you can’t run; TELL, when you can, the police what’s happening. Further advice is available at: http://www.npcc.police.uk/NPCCBusinessAreas/WeaponAttacksStaySafe.aspx

For more information click here https://www.herts.police.uk/hertfordshire_constabulary/latest_news/news_articles/160917_-_0864_all.aspx

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Regards,
Victoria West
Press & PR Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
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Dear Watch Member,

Officers investigating a burglary in Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead, are appealing for information and witnesses.

Between 9.30am and 3.30pm on Saturday, September 2, offender(s) gained access to a property in Bunkers Lane by smashing a rear window.

They went into the house but left without taking anything from inside.

PC Chris Phillips, who is investigating, said: “I am appealing for anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the times stated and, in particular, in the alleyway that runs between Bunkers Lane and Chambersbury Lane, to get in contact by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference D1/17/6998.

“If you’d prefer to provide information anonymously call the independent crime-fighting charity on 0800 555 111 or submit details through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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Regards,
Victoria West
Press & PR Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
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Police Contact Advice:
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Dear Watch Member,

This week we are asking ordinary people whether they could be extra-ordinary by signing up to become a Special Constable.

We currently have 230 Special Constables in Hertfordshire who volunteer their time to make a difference in their community.

This week, in partnership with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, we are launching a new campaign to encourage more people to join the Special Constabulary.

Special Constables have full police powers, uniform and protective equipment and work alongside the regular force. They play a vital role in helping keep communities safe and can get involved in a range of policing activities from high visibility patrols, to being called to assist at the scenes of incidents such as road traffic collisions, burglaries or assaults.

So, do you or anyone you know have a little time to give and want to join us as a Special Constable?

For more information about the role and to apply, visit www.hertspolicespecials.co.uk

For more information about the recruitment drive, visit http://www.herts.police.uk/hertfordshire_constabulary/latest_news/news_articles/110917_-_0836.aspx

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Regards,
Hannah Georgiou
Press & PR Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
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Police Contact Advice:
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Dear Watch Member,

Frauds, or “scams”, are a common way for criminals to attempt to steal your money. To help you recognise and tackle fraud, Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Crime Reduction and Community Safety Department produces this regular update, informing you of common and emerging frauds that are affecting people both nationally and locally, together with tips to help you stay safe and protect your money. This September edition includes: ? Missed delivery cards from Royal Mail

? Student Loans Fraud

? The most commonly reported scam impacting on over 60’s

? Do you sell items online?

? Protect Your Pension Further advice and previous editions of this update can be found at: www.herts.police.uk/ProtectYourMoney

Protect Your Money: Fraud Prevention Update Sep 2017 (289 KB)
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Regards,
Philip Waine
Watch Liaison Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
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Police Contact Advice:
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Dear Watch Member,

There are 6,000 chimney fires a year in England. An open fire is an ideal way to keep warm in the winter, but without proper maintenance a chimney can become dangerous. Statistics show that there are approximately 6,000 chimney fires a year in England, but most of these are preventable. To keep you and your family safe from fire you should take care to have your chimney swept regularly, depending upon what fuel you burn, before the colder winter months set in and you begin to use your fire and chimneys again. If the worst should happen, a smoke alarm can give you the extra time you need to escape in a house fire – make sure you text yours regularly.

To book a free Safe & Well visit please call 0300 123 4046

Samantha Metalli-Haward

District Community Safety Co-Ordinator

Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue

Dacorum & St Albans District

M: 07540 741 532 T: 01442 867116

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Regards,
Philip Waine
Watch Liaison Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
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Police Contact Advice:
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Dear Watch Member,

Today I received an email purporting to be from PayPal telling me my account had been suspended. The email looked genuine and it is clear scammers are getting much better at trying to fool their email recipients.

This is a gentle reminder that if you receive an email or text supposedly from PayPal, HMRC (Tax Office), bank, online store, or other organisation that invites you to click on a link, please treat it with extreme caution.

Herts Police advice is to go to your account by performing an internet search and log in to the genuine site to check if there is a problem with your account.

Most large organisations have email addresses set up to receive 'phishing' or scam emails from you, so please search the internet to find where to send any you receive.

You can also report online to Action Fraud who keep logs of current scams and send relevant information out accordingly. Action Fraud is the nationwide body set up to investigate such frauds, so you should report your potential scams to them rather than to Hertfordshire police.

As usual, please don't send me your fake emails as I'm a Neighbourhood Watch volunteer without access to the Police secure systems and you'll put my system at risk.

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Regards,
Sandra Jackson
Community Coordinator
Neighbourhood Watch
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Dear Watch Member,

There is a lot of tool theft currently in the Dacorum area with work vans being targeted. Items taken range from power tools to gardening equipment.

We offer tool engraving free of charge as well as stickers for your vehicles stating that no tools are left inside.

Please call 101 to report any incidents as well as to pass any information that you have no matter how insignificant.

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Regards,
Julian Randall-Stratton
Police Community Support Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
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Dear Watch Member,

Police are once again reminding people to remain vigilant around unexpected phone calls after a Hertfordshire resident was targeted by a suspected phone scammer.

A Stevenage resident was called by someone, on Thursday September 7, claiming to be from Herts Police. The caller said that the resident must pay a fine relating to a traffic offence.

The police would never call and ask for a cash payment, so if you receive a call of this nature please terminate the call and contact 101 immediately.

Anyone who has been called in similar circumstances is asked to contact police on the non-emergency 101.

Hertfordshire Constabulary’s advice on unexpected phone calls

The police and banks would:

NEVER ask for your bank account details or PIN number over the phone, so do not disclose these to anyone, no matter who they claim to be.
NEVER ask you to withdraw money and send it to them via a courier, taxi or by any other means.
NEVER ask you to send your bank cards, or any other personal property, to them via courier, taxi or by any other means.
NEVER ask you to transfer money from one account to another over the telephone.
If you are not happy with a phone call and are suspicious of the conversation you have with the caller then please end the call and contact police via the non-emergency number, 101.

Remember, when reporting a suspicious phone call to police, wait at least five minutes before attempting to make the call or use a mobile or neighbour’s phone to ensure you’re not reconnected to the offender

Did you know?

Phones are now available that automatically block withheld numbers, which are often used by offenders. People’s service providers may also be able to assist with blocking unwanted calls.

For further information about phone scams and how to avoid becoming a victim, please visit www.herts.police.uk/PhoneScams

Want to listen to a mock phone scam call?

Visit our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvWjvsmG1t0

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Regards,
Terry Morris
Watch Liaison Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
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Tel: 01707 355815

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Dear Watch Member,

The penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race will be rolling into Hemel Hempstead on Saturday 9 September.

Hemel town centre will be buzzing with cyclists and their support teams from 9am. There will be plenty of action in the town centre during the morning as competitors are interviewed on stage, and you can watch all the top teams prepare for the race start. The Tour of Britain is also being shown live on ITV4, so remember to set your TV to record so you can spot your face in the crowd when you get home later.

The race is scheduled to get under way at 10.30am. After the starting pistol is fired, the professional cyclists will battle their way up the dual carriageway and along Maylands Avenue before sailing down Queensway and winding through Hemel's stunning Old Town High Street. Once the racers have sped away from the town centre there will still be heaps happening to keep both adults and kids entertained all morning.

Make sure you allow extra travel time for journeys as there will be some disruption due to road closures. For further information, please see the Dacorum Borough Council website

http://www.dacorum.gov.uk/home/leisure-culture/arts-entertainment-and-events/tour-of-britain-2017

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Regards,
Philip Waine
Watch Liaison Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
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Dear Watch Member,

Our pensions are usually one of our most valuable assets, offering financial security throughout our later lives. However, pensions can become the target for illegal activities, scams or inappropriate, high-risk investments. Police data shows that pension and investment scam victims often experience the largest financial losses.

The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) (www.thepensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk) provides independent, impartial information and guidance about pensions, free of charge, to members of the public. Helping with all pension matters covering workplace, personal and stakeholder schemes, TPAS can answer general questions, help with specific queries and offer guidance for people with complaints about their private pension scheme.

If you are contacted out of the blue with offers of free pension reviews, ‘government initiatives’, mentions of ‘guaranteed rates of return’, ‘couriers’ who will help you complete forms, ‘access to cash before age 55’ then please beware, as these are commons signs of a scam.

If you transfer your pension into a scam you run the real risk of losing much, if not all, of your pension savings. If you access and transfer your pension before age 55 (only allowed in certain circumstances e.g. ill health), this can also result in significant tax penalties of up to 55% of the value of your pension.

Once you’ve transferred your pension into a scam, it’s often too late.

To find out more about how to protect your pension, visit The Pension’s Regulator’s website, which contains links to a video, a list of top tips and a downloadable booklet.

http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/individuals/dangers-of-pension-scams.aspx

If you’d like to talk to TPAS about an offer you have received or think you may already be being scammed please call 0300 1231047. Remember, TPAS is there to help with any pension related query you may have.

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Regards,
Philip Waine
Watch Liaison Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
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