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Rural Crime Day of Action

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Officers from Staffordshire Police are to take part in a national day of action tomorrow (Thursday 8 November) to tackle rural crime.

Rural Crime Officers will be attending farms and rural businesses throughout the county to give crime prevention advice, help with property marking, and promote membership of Farm Watch, Horse Watch and Smart Alert schemes.

There will be stop-checks on plant and agricultural vehicles looking for stolen property and gathering intelligence. Officers will also be providing vehicle security marking advice and targeting Land Rovers as part of Operation Tempran, to raise awareness about thefts of this type of vehicle.

Officers will be checking rural locations for signs of criminal activity, and conducting intelligence-led patrols in areas where rural crime such as poaching and fly tipping has previously taken place. There will be liaison with partners throughout the day including the Environment Agency and Environmental Health to share information and best practice.

A tack marking event will also be taking place at Cannock Chase Trekking Centre, Teddesley Coppice, Penkridge, throughout the day.

To wrap up the activity, an online surgery begins at 7pm where people from our farming and rural communities will be able to chat 'live' with specialist police officers about any issues or concerns they may have regarding rural crime.

To join the chat please visit: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/article/2050/Rural-and-Wildlife and to follow the activity taking place throughout the day please search #RuralCrime on Twitter.

Local Neighbourhood Chief Inspector, and tactical lead for Rural Crime, Ash Farrington, said:

"Rural Crime Day of Action is a great opportunity for the different partners involved in tackling rural crime to come together and prevent criminal activity by offering invaluable advice and reassurance to our communities.

"I look forward to taking part in the online surgery on Thursday and we would like to encourage as many people as possible to get in touch. By using a digital channel, it enables us to reach and engage with a wider audience; making it more convenient for people to discuss directly with officers any concerns they may have."

07 Nov 2018 14:32:31 GMT
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