Seaton & Sidmouth local policing team priorities

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Our policing team priorities are as follows:

Our top priorities for your neighbourhood are as follows:

Banking and Courier Fraud

Priority reason: 09 Jul 2020

There have been a number of reports of telephone and internet based scams, particularly banking and courier fraud.

Our response:

UPDATE 09 Jul 2020 So far we have:

The Neighbourhood Team will be engaging with the elderly and vulnerable communities and providing reassurance and passing on information regarding the specific methods used by offenders.

We have been sending out relevant information via our Social Media Accounts and have placed posters at various locations in the area.

Several incidences during June & July have been dealt with by the neighbourhood teams and advice and support given to victims.

The full history of this priority

Rural Car Crime - Theft from Vehicles

Priority reason: 03 Jul 2020

The local Neighbourhood Police Team has received reports of a number of vehicles being broken into whilst parked in local beauty spot car parks.

The local Neighbourhood Beat Team have been liaising with other sections of Devon and Cornwall Police, as well as other Police Forces, in order to combat Rural Car Crime.

If you witness any suspicious activity in the area then please contact the Police by calling 101 or completing the 101 contact form. Call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.

Please follow the below link for crime prevention advice regarding rural crime:

https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/your-community/stop-rural-crime/

Our response:

UPDATE 03 Jul 2020 So far we have:

We have been carrying out regular patrols of the car parks in our local beauty spots, checking that valuables have not been left in vehicles and offering advice to members of the public.

We have worked with the land owners of the car parks affected, namely The National Trust, English Heritage and Clinton Devon Estates, and installed signage warning users to take their valuables with them when walking. These vandal proof sign frames have been paid for from Proceeds of Crime Act funds.

We aim to patrol these car parks at least once a day handing out ‘No valuables’ vehicle signs and stickers and we will be present during Clinton Devon Estates’ Heathweek.  

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Youth Anti-Social Behaviour and Drug Possession

Priority reason: 03 Jul 2020

The local Neighbourhood Police Team has received reports of anti-social behaviour in and around the local area, including our public parks and gardens.

If you witness any incidents of anti-social behaviour, and it is a police matter, please contact us by calling 101 or completing the 101 contact form. Call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.

Our response:

UPDATE 03 Jul 2020 So far we have:

We have been carrying out regular patrols in the area to monitor the situation and taking action where appropriate.

We have held and attended regular multi-agency liaison meetings with appropriate agencies in East Devon in order to discuss issues and identify appropriate ways forward, taking a "joined up" approach to problem solving.

Several arrests made in June for drugs possession and a warrant executed in Seaton.

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Our resolved priorities for your neighbourhood are as follows:


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