Crime Prevention Advice

Alert message sent 18/04/2021 11:07:00

Information sent on behalf of Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch

Protecting rural property today requires vigilance and an agile response. Thieves constantly change their targets and seek ways to defeat security measures. As every farm and rural property is unique, each requires an individual response combining physical security measures and hi-tech devices together with strong community links to stay aware of crime trends.

Cumbria Constabulary are urging property owners to remain vigilant to acquisitive crime in the Millom/Copeland Rural area.

Burglary incidents have been reported to Cumbria Constabulary with farms, vehicles and plant machinery being of interest to criminals. The loss of such items come at a great cost to home owners and can further disrupt the daily operation of farms, further increasing the cost impact to the victim. Simple tactics to disrupt criminality include:
  • Security lighting;
  • Ensuring farmhouses, outbuildings and vehicles are locked securely;
  • Blocking  vulnerable access points and vulnerable buildings with large vehicles;
  • Security marking property;
  • Using ‘British Standard’ / ‘Secured by design’ locks;
Further safety advice can be obtained through calling Police on 101.
Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to Police on 101 (Non-Emergency) or 999 (Emergency) 

Use the Crimestoppers number to report rural crimes anonymously - call 0800 555 111

Please circulate as far and wide as you are able to so that the advice is freely available to as many people as possible.

Many thanks.
Joe Murray QPM
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Joseph Murray (NHWN, Administrator, Cumbria)
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