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Friday 21st June 2019

News and appeals

PCSOs Race For Life


On Saturday the 15th June, PCSOs from Wealden took part in Cancer Research’s Race For Life!

A massive well done to PCSOs Choppin and Gilling on completing their Race For Life last weekend; joined by colleagues on the race, between the four of them, they raised an amazing £1000 for Cancer Research!
Way to go ladies!




Is your outdoor property safe?

Following recent reports of break ins to sheds and outbuildings across rural areas of Wealden, Prevention Officers and Staff have been out raising awareness and offering valuable crime prevention advice and tools, to help keep your property safe.

This week Prevention Officers and staff attending Stone Cross Garden Centre.



Officers and staff will be at Millbrook Garden Centre, Tubwell Lane, Crowborough next Wednesday the 26th.

Improve the security of your outbuildings by taking the following steps:

-Fix laminate film, steel mesh or bars to the inside of outbuilding windows.
-Fit concealed hinges to prevent criminals from unwinding screw or bolts.
-Check that fittings are bolted through the door and reinforced at the back with a steel plate or washer
-Consider installing an alarm-either a battery operated alarm or upgraded house alarm which includes your shed or garage.
-Add an extra layer or security with CCTV. Cameras nowadays can be bought fairly cheaply and can even be monitored remotely using your mobile phone.

LOCK it, HIDE it, MARK it…

It is important to use locks at all times, even if you are at home. Fit good quality locks to all doors on outbuildings, ensuring any screws are well concealed. Padlocks should be at least 6cm/2.5inches wide, or hardened steel, have at least 5 pins and a ‘closed shackle’ type. This reduces the risk of them being forced. Try to ensure you also fit British Standard approved locks.

Don’t give criminals the opportunity or the tools to commit a crime:

-Secure all items that could be easily removed, or even used to break into your house.
-Cover up any expensive tools or goods within your locked outside buildings.
-Property marking your valuable items is also advisable, some tools can be painted/marked with your name and postcode; in the vent they are stolen this will increase the chances of the items being reunited.
-Advertise the fact that your property is marked, and take photos of each item. In the event of any theft, these photographs can be circulated.
-Some items can be registered on the Immobilise website for free. Immobilise helps the Police to identify the owners of recovered items. Find out more at www.immobilise.com

For more information on securing outbuildings, tools and garden equipment please visit: https://www.sussex.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/residential-burglary/protect-your-home-by-protecting-your-garden/



Police Officer recruitment is now open!

On Monday the 17th June 2019 recruitment for the role of Police Officer re-opened in Sussex.

We’re looking for people who have the judgment to make quick decisions; are confident to be first person in; have the compassion and empathy to help those in need; who’ll have their colleagues back no matter what and the resilience to serve the community every single day.
It’s a vital role and offers a great sense of pride from helping and protecting those within our community.

From being the first on the scene or arresting an abuser to being a shoulder to cry on and a reassuring face; this role is thrilling yet constantly challenging. You’ll work in a fast-paced 24/7 environment where no two shifts will be the same.

In return, we promise you a good starting salary, great training experiences, opportunities for progression, the chance to achieve a professional qualification in Policing Practice and the pride that comes from helping others. You will become part of our policing family; dedicated to keeping communities safe and feeling safe, identifying and protecting vulnerable people, preventing and responding to harm.

In the past, we’ve received high volumes of applications, so we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

For more information and to apply today visit: www.lumesse-engage.com/policejobssurreyandsussex/jobs/police-constable-sxp-cmpg00113-1




Crime summary

During the day time hours of the 17th June, a property off Fielden Road, Crowborough was broken into whereby suspects have forced entry into a back door and stolen victim’s jewellery. (1021 of 17/06 relates)

On the 18th June afternoon time, sheds were broken into at a property off Grinstead Lane, East Grinstead. Suspects have accessed the sheds and stolen a range of power tools, including drills and saws, and pedal cycles. (0957 of 18/06 relates)

Overnight of the 17-18th a business property on Beaconsfield Road, Chelwood Gate was entered by suspects who have taken power tools including a nail gun and drill. (0460 of 18/06 relates)

In the small hours of the 19th June, a property off Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, an unknown suspect has entered a property via a GF window and attempted to steal the homeowner’s car. The suspect was disturbed by victims and made off. (0112 of 19/06 relates)

A second property off Downsview Crescent, Uckfield awoke to find their porch door open, fortunately on checking nothing had been stolen (0136 of 19/06 relates)

Police enquires are on-going in relation to Downsview Crescent and we would appeal to anyone who may have seen or heard anything and not already reported to us, to please call in on 101, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or report on our website sussex.police.uk


Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org


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