Reporting to Thames Valley Police
Posted on 8th November 2021 at 16:07
There have been quite a few Facebook posts recently regarding sitings of suspicious vehicles, actual break ins and thefts from cars etc and where crimes are being committed and reported to the police they are then logged and a picture can be built up to hopefully bring perpetrators to account.
Where this can fall down is if social media posts are made but not reported to the police.
It's great to keep your neighbours aware of suspicious vehicles for example, but the police want to know too, even though a crime hasn't been committed at that point, because if the same vehicle is reported a number of times in different areas it can be followed up as a pattern emerges.
Any information is good information, such as...
Suspicious vehicle type, colour, registration, where and when etc
Clothing descriptions of suspicious people
Any CCTV footage
Photographs and serial numbers of stolen items
Why is this important?
The police do not have unlimited resources and need to make the case for extra resource in the area which will be based on reported incidents and activity. Just to be clear, Thames Valley Police do not have the resources to follow and monitor Facebook pages throughout the entire area that they are responsible for so can only act on reports received
To help the police help you, call 101 with any suspicious activity and 999 for an emergency or a crime being committed.
Tagged as: Crime Prevention
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