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Kent Police Rural Liaison Newsletter January 2018

Rural Liaison Team Jan 18


Message from Kent Trading Standards

We have received reports of a company telephoning residents in the Tunbridge Wells area offering windows under a government backed scheme. The caller tells the resident that they have officers in their area who can come and check their smart meters to find out if they are eligible. 
Be aware that this company may make false or misleading claims to get you to buy this expensive product.
You can find out if you’re eligible for help to make your home more energy efficient by visiting gov.uk
You can reduce the number of unsolicited sales and marketing calls you receive by registering your telephone number with the Telephone Preference Service  It’s a free service and only takes a minute to register.

PSE 59727 Andrew Judd 

Volunteer & Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer,

for South East Kent Police. 

Police Station,Tufton Street, Ashford, Kent,TN23 1BT 

External 01233 896151

Mobile 07980965236



Kent Trading Standards warn residents about criminals pretending to be Trading Standards officers to defraud vulnerable victims out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

How it works 

  • The criminal visits or calls residents who have previously been victims of crime claiming to be a Trading Standards officer using false identification.
  • They tell the resident that following a Trading Standards investigation into their previous complaint they are entitled to compensation.
  • They tell the resident they need to pay some money to release the compensation awarded by the Court. 
  • Some residents are being told they must also pay the VAT that wasn’t paid from the original crime

What to do

  • Tell the caller you need to speak to a friend or relative and hang up. 
  • If they are at your door politely say you need to speak to a friend or relative and close the door.  

REMEMBER: Trading Standards will NEVER ask for cash and you would NEVER be asked to pay money to receive compensation.  

WARNING: Telephone callers may insist you hang up and check their ID by calling a number they give to you.  This is part of the fraud. Criminals stay on the line and pretend to be Trading Standards to verify the caller.  Report these calls to Kent Police at your local Police station.  

Residents that have previously been victims of doorstep crime are particularly at risk so please warn neighbours, friends and/or relatives if you think they may be targeted.  

PSE 59727 Andrew Judd 

Volunteer & Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer,

for South East Kent Police. 

Police Station,Tufton Street, Ashford, Kent,TN23 1BT 

Internal 092151

External 01233 896151

Mobile 07980965236




Warning after thefts from vehicles in east Kent


Kent Police is reminding people to keep their vehicles secure following a spate of thefts at various locations in the east of the county.

There is typically an increase in vehicle crime during the summer months, which is partly due to people leaving windows or sunroofs open or forgetting to lock up.

A number of areas have suffered spates of thefts from vehicles in recent weeks.

–       There were 10 thefts from vehicles reported in the Canterbury district overnight on Wednesday 23 August 2017.

–       A number of offences have been committed in the Ashford and Shepway districts including the theft of a wallet from a car parked on the driveway of a property in Ingleden Park Road, Tenterden, on Tuesday 8 August 2017.

–       Several reported incidents have taken place in Deal including two in Mongeham Road between Sunday 20 and Tuesday 22 August 2017. There was also a report of a vehicle being interfered with in Hamilton Road.

–       In Thanet a number of parked vans have been targeted and tools stolen from within over the past fortnight.

Superintendent Andrew Pritchard of Kent Police said: ‘While these particular areas have experienced an increase in vehicle crime, it is important to remember that thieves will strike wherever they see an opportunity and do not discriminate by town or village.

‘That is why we should all remember to keep our vehicles locked and secure at all times, and to ensure any valuables are removed when we are not there to keep them safe. Let’s not make it easier for criminals to strike by leaving windows and sunroofs open in the warm weather, even when our vehicles are parked on driveways, outside our homes or in other places where we might assume they will not be targeted.

‘Opportunist thieves do not need an invitation to help themselves to items that do not belong to them so it is important we do all we can to stop them.’

Crime prevention advice 

–       Lock and alarm your vehicle;

–       Remove items left inside;

–       Secure belongings in your boot if you need to leave your vehicle while you are out;

–       Park in a secure car park or well-lit location whenever possible;

–       Always wipe away satnav suction marks left on your windscreen so thieves do not think the satnav is still inside.

PSE 59727 Andrew Judd 

Volunteer & Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer,

for South East Kent. 

Police Station,Tufton Street, Ashford, Kent,TN23 1BT 

Internal 092151

External 01233 896151

Mobile 07980965236



An invitation to take part in the PCC’s Annual Policing Survey


As Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott sets the strategic priorities for Kent Police.

Earlier this year he published Safer in Kent: The Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan. The plan is kept under constant review and is regularly updated in line with what local communities want.

Mr Scott wants to know what matters most to you, so we are requesting that you please take a few minutes to fill out our short survey and that you encourage your friends, family and colleagues to complete it as well. The survey can be completed online here, and is available in numerous languages simply by clicking the ‘Select Language’ button on the website.

You do not need to provide your name or any contact details if you do not wish to.

If you would prefer the survey in a paper format, we can post copies out to you. Simply email us at contactyourpcc@pcc.kent.pnn.police.uk or call 01622 677055. Please also get in touch if you require the survey in any other format.

This is your opportunity to make a real difference and have your say on what Kent Police’s priorities should be. However, please remember that the Safer in Kent Plan only sets the strategic priorities for Kent Police – it cannot amend or change the way officers are deployed or the way operational decisions are made. These are matters for the Chief Constable to determine. The PCC’s job is to hold the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of the plan and its strategic objectives on your behalf.

Thank you for taking the time to read this email and thank you in advance to those who complete the survey. A summary of the responses we receive will be published on the PCC’s website when the Safer in Kent Plan is next updated.

Office of the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner,

Kent Police Headquarters, Sutton Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 9BZ

Office telephone: 01622 677055.

Email: contactyourpcc@pcc.kent.pnn.police.uk

Website: www.kent-pcc.gov.uk

Twitter: @PCCKent



Dear all,

please see below details of an initiative to engage with young people and introduce them to NhW. Certainly their views are important and we need to hear what they have to say.

 The Kent Police Youth Panel is made up of young people, aged 11 and over who live in Kent and Medway, who tell us what they think about a number of crime and policing issues.

The panel helps us to understand the views and needs of young people across Kent and Medway. We use this information to help us improve the service provided by Kent Police.
How it works
 During a year, panel members will be invited to take part in up to four surveys or discussion groups. 
We will ask for your opinions by email, telephone or post or at informal discussion group meetings. 

Get involved
 If you are aged 11 years and older,(or know a young person who is), live in Kent and Medway and would like more information about becoming a Youth Panel member, please email the Youth Panel or call 01622 652667.
Please visit www.kent.police.uk/youthpanel for more information.
Very many thanks,

 PC Mick Wright
 County Watch Liaison Officer


Police crime statistics for Eythorne & Shepherdswell – click to access page then select Dover area