Stay Informed 

Knowing what is going on in your area, and keeping updated, is key to your safety and security. 


To register for regular local crime alerts from the Avon and Somerset Police

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To register for national fraud alerts

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 (If you are a fully registered Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, you will be receiving these alerts automatically.)

Protect Yourself

To find out more about cybercrime and how to ‘keep safe’ on line;


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Click here >> Cyber Security (Avon and Somerset Constabulary)

Stop telephone cold calling;

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Mark up and register your valuables, should these be stolen;

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  • If you receive an unexpected call, end it immediately and simply hang-up – don’t interact!

  • Never phone back an unexpected caller. 

  • If you believe you have been contacted by a fraudster report it to Action Fraud.



Whenever you answer the door remember to LOCK, STOP, CHAIN, CHECK.


  • LOCK: secure all your other outer doors as the person at the door may intend to distract you while an accomplice gets in through a back door

  • STOP: think about whether you’re expecting anyone

  • CHAIN: put the door chain on or look through the window or spyhole to see who’s there

  • CHECK: ask for an identity card and examine it carefully - you can always tell the caller to come back another time when someone will be with you.


It’s easy to be ‘fooled’ by a Distraction Burglar   click here to see video


So again, LOCK,STOP, CHAIN,CHECK, and if you’re not happy – simply tell the caller to “****.off or I’ll call the police!” (If you are unaccustomed to using such language – just practise it a few times in private to get the intonation forceful and confident – you never know when you’ll need it.)

To download advice on avoiding other scams, click here

To download a ‘No cold calling’ sign, click here


Calling the Police:

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if the crime is in progress, you should always call 999


If you are in immediate danger – and if you can’t speak or talking over the phone would aggravate the situation – just listen – and dial 55 when asked (this is known as the silent solution 55)


If you suffer with hearing loss or have speech difficulties, and have a mobile phone, you can register with the emergencySMS service to make contact with the emergency services (Police, Fire, Ambulance and Coastguard) in an emergency.

For emergency SMS Registation,


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To report crime that do not require an emergency response, you should always ring 101



Report the crime on line,             


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Raise a ‘policing priority’ with your local beat team;


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To report a crime or suspicions anonymously then ; 

Racist or Religious Hate Crime


Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Crime


Disability Hate Crime


Bullying and Harassment


Domestic Abuse

Child sexual exploitation and abuse >>


Then contact >>                                                                        


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Lastly, if there is anything additional you think the Avon and Somerset Constabulary could do for your safety and security, please let the Police Crime Commission know;