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Take It, Lock It, Check It

Local officers are warning visitors to New Forest beauty spots not to leave valuables in their vehicles, and to remain vigilant if anyone is acting suspiciously, after a rise in theft from motor vehicles across the district in recent weeks.

During this time, we have thefts from numerous car parks in the Godshill area, as well as surrounding areas within the Forest.

As such, this is a timely reminder not to leave personal belongings or valuables in motor vehicles – even in the boot of vehicles – when you leave your vehicle unattended for any period of time.

Most thefts are committed by opportunists. These are often spur-of-the-moment decisions, made when they see valuables left on view or lapses in security. Personal items such as mobile phones and tablets, handbags and work tools left somewhere obvious can be an attractive target, so please do take them with you where feasibly possible.

Any item left in a vehicle can entice a thief to smash the window for a closer look. As such, we would always suggest that you don’t put items in the boot either, as you never know who may be watching from a distance.

Our officers in the community are continuing to follow-up on all reports of thefts from motor vehicles, so please be reassured that we are doing all we can to protect the community and bring these offenders to justice.

We have developed a three-step process for vehicle owners in an attempt to stop you from becoming a victim of crime;

Take it – ensure you take all your valuables with you – don’t hide them in your vehicle

Lock it – make sure you have locked the vehicle and all the windows are securely shut

Check it – before you leave your car, check again that it is locked and look inside again – have you left anything on show?

If you see anything suspicious, please report it to us directly by calling 101, or via our online reporting portal on the Hampshire Constabulary website

As always, if a crime is in progress, please dial 999.




Are you leaving the door open for Hackers?   24.12.21

Why are software updates important?

Software updates are an important part of staying secure online. But why? You’ll often hear about the new features or performance improvements in a software update, but what isn’t talked about as often are the bug fixes and security improvements. Out-of-date software and apps contain weaknesses. This makes them easier to hack. Companies fix the weaknesses by releasing updates. When you update your devices and software, this helps to keep hackers out.

Why would cyber criminals target me?

Your device contains a lot of personal data that is highly valuable if it fell into the hands of a fraudster. The likelihood is your device will contain your full name, date of birth, address, bank details, passwords, as well as many other forms of personal data such as private photos or videos.

Improve your online security by using automatic software updates

We understand it can sometimes be annoying to remember to update your devices every time a new update is released, that’s why we encourage you to enable automatic updates wherever it’s available. That means you don’t have to manually install updates every time they’re released. 

We’ve provided some useful links below where you can find step by step instructions on how to enable automatic updates for your devices and apps.

·  Apple - Mac (opens in a new tab)

·  Apple - iPhone and iPad (opens in a new tab)

·  Microsoft Windows 10 (opens your MS settings)

·  Windows 7 is no longer supported. You should upgrade to Windows 10

·  Android smartphones and tablets (opens in a new tab)

·  Android apps (opens in a new tab)

 For more of the government’s latest advice on how to stay secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware



Christmas Burglary Update   24.12.21

Not long now until the big man arrives. This is a final reminder that we all still need to keep our homes and valuables inside safe from the burglars who are especially busy at this time of year.

Remember to keep your valuables and Christmas presents out of sight of opportunistic thieves through your windows.

Here are some other tips that can help to keep your home secure:

·  Add as many layers of security to make accessing your home more difficult. This could include installing CCTV or video doorbells – which can then be used for evidential purposes in the event of a crime.

·  A house that appears occupied is less likely to be targeted by burglars, installing light switch timers inside the house can help make it appear occupied. Likewise, dusk to dawn or sensor lighting to the front and rear of your home can help deter potential thieves. 

·  Keep high value, easily portable jewellery and equipment from being visible through a window and don’t forget to register them at immobilise.com

For info on how to protect your home visit: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/protect-home-crime/ 



Police and Crime Commissioner seeks public views on council tax contributions to policing

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is urging residents to share their views in the annual police budget precept consultation.

The Government is giving Police and Crime Commissioners the flexibility to increase the policing precept of the council tax in 2022 by £10 per year (based on a Band D property), to fund the increasing demands on policing. For Band D properties this would be an increase of 83p per month and for Band B properties, this would be an increase of 65p per month or £7.77 per year (an increase of 4.4%). 

With over 60% of council taxpayers in the Hampshire Constabulary policing area living in properties that are Band A-C the majority of people would see an increase of less than £10 a year.

The Commissioner is asking local residents to complete an online survey and/or to sign up to a focus group to ensure they have their say:


 Commissioner Donna Jones said “As your Police and Crime Commissioner I am committed to ensuring that your police precept is spent wisely and delivers best value for money. I am committed to reducing wasteful spending across policing, to ensure we employ the maximum number of police officers possible. 

Your support of an increase in the policing precept for the year ahead, will be spent on increasing police numbers in order to detect more crime and improving our police service. In my Police and Crime Plan ‘More Police, Safer Streets’ I have committed to the recruitment of 600 additional police to compliment the Government’s national uplift programme. 

Through the increased visibility of neighbourhood police officers, I want communities to be safer and feel safer too. With more police officers and better budgeting you will see greater focus on tackling the crimes that matter to you like: anti-social behaviour; scams and fraud, as well as greater targeting of rural crime and tackling serious violence and knife crime.   

 Long call wait times, repetitive messages, no feedback, and a perceived lack of action are some of the comments I have received about the 101 service. With an increase in police funds from the police precept, I will make it easier for you to report crime and receive feedback via the Hampshire Constabulary website.

Preventing crime from happening in the first place and diverting young people away from the criminal justice system needs investment. I will be increasing my commissioning budget by £1million to fund specialist services to stop the cycle of criminality. This will be achieved through early intervention programmes with young people and those vulnerable to becoming victims. 

Your support of policing services and the completion of this budget-focused survey, is greatly appreciated.”



My Police and Crime Plan 'More Police, Safer Streets

I am pleased to share with you my Police and Crime Plan 'More Police, Safer Streets'. As your Police and Crime Commissioner I have written this plan based on your feedback over the last 18 months to reflect the issues that matter to you and to make all of our communities safer.

My vision is for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to be the safest places to live, work and visit in the country. 'More Police, Safer Streets' sets out the policing priorities for the next three years to achieve this, holding the Chief Constable and police to account to deliver on your policing priorities. More police, less crime, greater detection and a focus on anti-social behaviour are your priorities.

We need things to change across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and as your Commissioner that’s my job. By working with the Chief Constable and partners I am going to make our communities safer for you and your family.

Watch a Series of Videos about the Plan.

Read the details of the Plan



Drink & Drug Driving Campaign Launched in Hampshire

The Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit of Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police has launched its annual drink and drug driving campaign, Operation Holly.

Running from 1 December until 1 January 2022, the campaign combines educational and enforcement activity in the run up to Christmas and New Year to tackle drink and drug driving.

Driving while impaired through drink or drugs can increase the chances of road users being killed or seriously injured in a road traffic collision.

Sergeant Dave Hazlett, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “Every year we run Op Holly and every year we find that people still take to the roads having drunk too much alcohol or having taken drugs that will impair their driving.

“It is important to plan how you are going to get home after a Christmas party or a night out.  Consider using public transport, taxis or have a designated driver, especially if going out in groups.

Think carefully about the morning after. It’s is highly likely that you will still be over the limit the next morning as it can take hours for alcohol and drugs to leave your system.

“Even the slightest amount of alcohol or drugs in your system has the ability to effect the way you drive; increasing the risk of serious harm to either yourself or other road users.

“Therefore, this festive season, plan your journeys, think about how you are going to get home as this can reduce the chances of families facing Christmas and the future without their loved ones.

“Our message is simple. Don’t drink or drug drive – it’s not worth the risk.

“If you know of anyone who is drink or drug driving call 999 in an emergency, 101 with information or report via Crimestoppers.”



Appeal issued after a number of high value mountain bike thefts across the New Forest

We are appealing for information after the theft of a number of high value mountain bikes in the New Milton and Fordingbridge areas in the last week (23 - 28 November).

Two sheds and a garage were broken into between 11pm on Tuesday 23 November and 7am on Sunday 28 November, as follows:

• Forest Oak Drive, New Milton - a Canyon Nerve mountain bike as well as a black and blue Canyon EXDCF worth £1,500 each were taken between 11pm on Tuesday 23 November and 6am on Wednesday 24 November (Crime ref: 44210472477)

• Hobart Road, New Milton – Two bikes, including a black Bombtrack gravel bike worth £3,500 were stolen between 10.30pm on Saturday 27 November and 5.30am on Sunday 28 November (Crime ref: 44210477726)

• Station Road, Fordingbridge – Two bikes including a black carbon fibre bike with Campagnolo gears valued at £2,000 was taken between 11pm on Saturday 27 November and 7am on Sunday 28 November (Crime ref: 44210477748)

You may know where these bikes have been taken and or have been offered them for sale.

If you have any information about these incidents or have seen any suspicious people or vehicles, please call 101 quoting the relevant crime reference numbers as above.

Alternatively, you can submit information to us online via this link https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/.

If you own a bike, make sure you take some simple crime prevention measures:

• Ensure your bike is locked or anchored to an immovable point, even inside your shed or garage

• Use a D-Lock - anything less won’t do

• If you use Strava or ride tracking apps, make sure your privacy settings are changed so that your start and end point aren’t shared; this is clearly your home address and where you probably store your bike

• Mark your bike by using a property or police approved forensic marking solution only visible under Ultraviolet (UV) light

• Take pictures of the bike, as well as the bike frame number, as this can assist police in stolen property is recovered and reunite you with your prized possessions

• Register your bike free of charge using one of the accredited property databases such as https://www.immobilise.com/

• You know your community and will notice anything out of the ordinary, such as someone tampering with a lock on a neighbour’s shed - please report this to us

For further crime prevention advice, go to: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/






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