Sign up to help deter crime in your neighbourhood during your Sunday shop

Witnesses should call police on 101
Witnesses should call police on 101
  • Police will be at Waitrose in Berkhamsted on Sunday
  • Shoppers can sign up to crime-fighting Neighbourhood Watch scheme
  • ‘Criminals will actively avoid Neighbourhood Watch areas’ says police chief

Shoppers can sign up to a crime-fighting initiative while picking up their weekly groceries at Waitrose this Sunday.

Officers from the safer neighbourhood team will be greeting shoppers in Berkhamsted between 11am and 4pm with information about Neighbourhood Watch. More than 8.400 householders are now members of the scheme in Dacorum.

Neighbourhood Watch works by creating an area where people look out for each other’s homes, report suspicious activity and get information and advice from police about how to prevent crime.

Neighbourhood Watch Insp George Holland said: “Where there are active Neighbourhood Watches, there is less crime, and criminals have said that they will actively avoid committing crime in these areas.

“My teams are committed to increasing numbers of residents signed up to the scheme and have been working in a number of ways to do this.”

To find out more email your contact details to patrick.beynon@herts.pnn.police.uk.