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Rural patrols

Alert message sent 15/03/2022 16:58:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

*** Supporting our rural community and animal lovers ***

We will be supported by the Derbyshire Rural Crime Team with late night patrols around South Derbyshire in the coming weeks.

Rural crime is an issue for large areas of the country but tends to go unreported. It can impact on insurance premiums, food prices and damage local communities.

It can be hard to know whether something is a crime and whether to contact the police or another charity or organisation. 

Types of rural crime
Rural crime tends to fall into one of four categories:
• agricultural 
• equine 
• wildlife
• heritage

It can also fall under environmental crime, which covers illegal waste dumping, fly tipping, polluting watercourses and land.

Agricultural crime covers working farms, farm machinery, farm buildings and smallholdings. Offences include theft of equipment or fuel, damage to property and livestock worrying. 

Equine crime covers working stables and equestrian centres and includes offences like tack theft and livestock worrying.

Wildlife crime includes hare coursing, poaching and interfering with protected species.You can find out more about wildlife crime on our dedicated wildlife crime pages.

Heritage crime is defined as 'any offence which harms the value of England's heritage assets and their settings to this and future generations'.
That can include offences like lead theft from churches, damage to ancient monuments and illegal metal detecting.


Please contact us via any of the below methods:-
Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/ContactUs.
Phone – call us on 101.
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Message sent by
Kerry Wallington-Waite (Police, PCSO Supervisor , Derby South)
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