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The Aylesbury Vale Neighbourhood Policing Team is asking residents to report any suspicious activity to us immediately in order to tackle rural crime, gather vital intelligence and target rural offenders.
Rural crime remains a high priority for Thames Valley Police and the Aylesbury LPA is committed to supporting and protecting rural communities that often feel vulnerable and isolated. The neighbourhood policing teams will not be complacent and continue to actively police the rural areas of Aylesbury Vale in order to disrupt and deter criminal activity
The Force Intelligence Bureau is working closely with rural communities to build up an overall intelligence picture surrounding rural crime. Gathering intelligence and information is a vital part of investigating crime and it can’t be done without the public’s help. It is this intelligence which will allow us to find, prosecute and convict the people who are committing the crimes which are affecting rural communities the most.
Insp James Davies, said: “We value input from the public to gather intelligence and help us progress police investigations related to rural offending.Your local policing team will have a better chance of catching people committing rural crime offences, if the incident is reported at the time and there are no delays.
“It’s also extremely important to report anything you might find unusual or suspicious, however unimportant it may seem at the time, as soon as you see it. Please don’t wait to make the call”.
If you have information or intelligence you would like to share with Thames Valley Police, no matter how big or small, please either email FIBruralcrime@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk or call the 24 hour, non-emergency number 101. If you believe it is a crime in progress, please always dial 999.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. (opens new window) No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
Door to door sales – Aylesbury Vale
Thames Valley Police is asking the residents of Aylesbury Vale to be vigilant and report any door to door sellers in their area.
Callers can be selling household items or offering home improvements, such as new driveways or replacement windows. Home improvement work is often offered without necessary cancellation rights and sales people can use high pressure selling tactics and target vulnerable or elderly members of the community.
If you have anyone calling at your address please let the police know via the 24 hour Police Enquiry Centre number 101 (or 999 if a crime is in progress). Make a note of their description and vehicle details (if they are using one) and their name if they offer you ID.
Please call in at the time they are in the area – don’t wait and don’t leave it to someone else to make the call!
By calling the Police you will give officers a chance to check out the sellers and make sure they have appropriate permits to be operating in the area.
Officers would rather have the information and be able to make further enquiries (even if the person turned out to be legitimate) than not get the information and find out later that a crime has occurred.
The Buckingham Police Teams are based at Buckingham Police Station, the members are as follows:
Inspector James Davies, Sergeant Emily Dover, PC Graham Labrum, PC Chris Stockings, PCSO Safia Khan, PCSO Alex Ridley, PCSO Hayley Morgan and PCSO Alison McHattie.
Akeley is part of the Buckingham District neighbourhood team. Neighbourhood policing is about putting the ‘local’ back into local policing. It’s about making sure that the police, working with other agencies, provide the service that people want by tackling those issues that are important to local residents.
Each neighbourhood, or group of neighbourhoods, has its own team made up of police officers, police community support officers or wardens whose entire focus will be on that area.
The villages in the Buckingham North East part of the neighbourhood include Akeley as well as Lillingstone Dayrell, Luffield Abbey, Lillingstone Lovell, Leckhampstead, Foscott, Thornborough, Thornton, Beachampton, Nash, Whaddon, Great Horwood, Little Horwood and Adstock.
To view the latest crime statistics in the Buckingham District you can visit the Police website at www.police.uk by clicking here.
You can contact any member of the Team by either telephoning 101 (for all non-emergency enquiries) and selecting the option for Thames Valley Police or by email at: email@example.com.
N.B. This email address is monitored by officers when they come on duty.