Monday, 6 February 2017

Thames Valley Police rural crime campaign starts today

This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert and has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police.

Between Monday 6 and Tuesday 28 February, Thames Valley Police is working with our partners on a campaign that targets rural crime affecting businesses and farms in our region. We need your support.

Events are taking place all across the Thames Valley aiming to help our rural businesses to prevent themselves, their properties and in many cases their livelihoods, from becoming victims of crime.

Free tack marking, discounted property marking and a roaming police station distributing advice are just a few of the events taking place. These will all be advertised by your local officers, so make sure to keep an eye on your Thames Valley or Country Watch alerts, your local @TVP Twitter account, and for posters and leaflets in your area. If you can't make it along to any of the events, join us for a web chat at 6.30pm on Thursday 23 February on this link:

There is a digital campaign, too. Search #TVPRural on Twitter to see what our country-based officers are up to, to watch our campaign videos, and to share some interesting facts and statistics about rural crime with your own followers. We’ll be sending advice and information to our Country Watch and Thames Valley Alert recipients too.

We want to take the opportunity to understand your perceptions of rural crime, so we’re running a survey all this month. Tell us what you think of our communications and help us to improve our service to you. We’ll be sharing the link through Alerts and on our social media networks soon.

Finally, we’re publishing our first ever Country Watch Spring Edition, packed full of information, advice, and interesting items for our rural residents and businesses. Read our first ever Country Watch Edition on this link:

In summary, you can support our campaign by:
  1. Participating in our 'Perceptions of Rural Crime' survey
  2. Joining our web chat at 6.30pm on Thursday 23 February
  3. Liking and sharing our #TVPRural social media content
  4. Coming along to any events taking place near you
  5. Sharing our Country Watch Spring Edition with your friends, family and colleagues
We hope that you enjoy our campaign and that you find it interesting and helpful.

Click for the Thames Valley Police website