Force Supports National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

Cleveland Police is supporting national Neighbourhood Watch Week which starts today and reminding residents they can sign up to its Cleveland Connected service which provides crime reduction advice, general news from around the Force and keeps people up to date with what’s going on in their neighbourhood.

Registered users of Cleveland Connected receive emails, voice messages and texts from the Force and from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on local crime trends, action we are taking against crime and antisocial behaviour, events, and ward meetings and drop-ins where the public can meet their local officers to discuss any concerns they have.

Chief Supt Alastair Simpson, who is Head of Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships, said: “Reducing crime - and detecting it where it does occur - is our core business however we rely heavily on the public for their help and support.

“The community plays an absolutely essential role in providing information on all kinds of crime – from antisocial behaviour to those where there is serious risk of harm, like child sexual exploitation (CSE), modern slavery and human trafficking.

“Police officers cannot be everywhere, all the time, so we really appreciate those who support us by just paying that little bit extra attention to their neighbourhood, those who look out for unusual activity or those who keep an eye on a vulnerable or elderly neighbour. 

“Neighbourhood Watch week reminds us that we can all play our part in keeping people safe so I would urge everyone to sign up to Cleveland Connected.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger added: “Cleveland Connected gives residents a wealth of information and advice on everything - from what we’re doing to protect rural communities, to events my office has funded to encourage communities to work alongside each other and to break down cultural barriers.

“It’s easy to register and you will be part of an online community which is supporting our various communities, making them safer and stronger.”

Find out more about Cleveland Connected at https://www.clevelandconnected.co.uk/