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PC Simon Green is our Community Engagement Officer.

He has contacted us to highlight the various means of communication now available to the public when you want to contact your local officers and the ways in which your Safer Neighbourhood Team engages.

He writes: "If you need to report something, the easiest and quickest way is to do use the on-line reporting tool from the Suffolk Constabulary website here Suffolk Police - Report Something.

If you need to report a historic crime (after the event), use this link Suffolk Police - Report Crime.

To report a crime being committed or in an emergency, always dial 999.

These on-line reporting tools produce the same result as the reporting person dialling the non-emergency telephone number 101, but without the wait associated with the telephone method. The person will receive an investigation reference via e-mail, often within an hour of sending the report. For those with no internet access, it may save time to ask a friend or family member who does, to report on their behalf, as queues on the 101 system can be excessive due to demand.

If you wish to contact an officer or PCSO in the Halesworth Safer Neighbourhood Team, the e-mail address is Halesworth.snt@suffolk.police.uk. Please do not use this to report crime, which should be reported using the methods mentioned above. This is important because reports of crime and the other issues listed on the “Report Something” webpage need to be correctly triaged and dispatched. By not following the correct procedure, this process is by-passed and reports may sit in an e-mail queue un-dispatched.

An example of when to use the SNT e-mail address might be when you would like to speak with somebody for advice.

My e-mail address as your Community Engagement Officer is CEOhalesworth@suffolk.police.uk. I can be contacted for advice too.

If you’d like me to address a community group to speak about policing or policing issues or any other engagement activity, please use my email as above. I am also your first point of contact for Community Speed Watch and for requests to attend schools to address pupils and discuss policing. If you’d like me to hold a Street Meet engagement in your community using our mobile police station. Let me know.

Part of my role also covers posting to our social media pages, Halesworth Police Facebook, Halesworth Police Twitter and Suffolk Police Instagram, so the messaging facilities provided by these platforms can be used to contact me too.

The locality Inspector, Insp G King can be contacted via gary.king@suffolk.police.uk

Suffolk Police now has a new e-mail address for the public to provide intelligence information intelligencereporting@suffolk.police.uk. An example of the use of this might be if you’d like to let us know about suspected drug dealing or other possible or suspected criminality. Notice I’ve used the term “suspected”. If you’re sure a crime has occurred, contact us on-line or via 999.

Suffolk Police offers a free e-mailing facility called ‘Police Connect’ which provides up to date information we would like you to know about in the area you live. We use Police Connect to provide information about crime in the area of Suffolk you tell us you want to know about. It helps keep you up to date with how we police in your community. Please subscribe here & encourage others to do the same."


Police urge people to be aware when selling items over the internet

Police are urging people to be cautious when selling items online to people they don’t know, particularly when accepting payment via online transactions.

The appeal comes after two incidents where mobile phones were stolen. Both incidents are believed to involve the same suspect.

A woman had her mobile phone stolen in Stowmarket on 8 February. The woman had agreed to sell the phone to a man, who she did not know, who had contacted her via social media. The man, who visited her home address, showed what she believed to be proof of a financial transaction having taken place, however the money never arrived.

On the same day another woman from Stowupland also had a mobile phone stolen after a man contacted her about the item which was up for sale online. Again, the man showed proof of an online transaction, however payment was never received.

In both instances, after he had had left, the victims were blocked on social media by the suspect and therefore unable to make contact to ask about the missing payment.

The man, who gave his name as Jamie, is described as white, with short hair and a stubbly beard. It is believed he was driving an Audi A3.

It is thought other similar thefts may have taken place in the county at around the same time, possibly involving the same suspect. Officers are asking for any victims to come forward.

Members of the public are being urged to be cautious when selling items online and to only hand over items when full payment has been received.

Anyone with any information regarding these or similar incidents is asked to contact Suffolk police quoting reference 37/8453/23 via:

Email - Joseph.SANSIVIERO@suffolk.police.uk

Website - Complete an existing report update form

Phone - Call 101

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

General crime prevention advice can be found by visiting www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z


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Police are urging members of the public to consider installing extra crime prevention measures such as CCTV, security lighting and doorbell cameras as a way to help make their properties more secure. See below

Visit http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/home-safety for further home security advice.

Phone: Crimestoppers – 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – Call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999