POLICE CONNECT - April 2016

Posted in General Village Interest

At a recent Parish Council Meeting, it was agreed that Elmham News would publish the following information.
Using technology to keep in touch with Policing matters in our local community
Taken from the Norfolk Constabulary Website;
“Police Connect is a messaging service connecting you to the very latest policing news for your area via e-mail, text or phone.
There is no charge for this service - all messages you receive are free.
You can register to receive information about the issues that most matter to you and be among the first to be alerted by police in the case of an emergency affecting your area.
You can choose to receive regular updates on crime and public appeals, safety advice and meetings and events. There is the option to receive information about a range of specific interest areas – such as ‘rural’ or ‘rivers and coastal’ – as well as updates for business owners and news from your Police and Crime Commissioner. The choice is yours.
There are lots of advantages to knowing what is going on in your local area or areas you are interested in - such as where you work or where a vulnerable relative lives.
You can take steps to safeguard yourself and your property, you may need to change plans, or re-route, because of an incident nearby or you may even be able to help us solve a crime.
If you are a member of a ‘watch’ scheme, Police Connect information keeps you up-to-date with the latest issues. It’s also a great way of finding out about local policing events and meetings.
By receiving messages through Police Connect, you are kept in the loop.
Information from the public is a major help in the fight against crime. We need your help to make your community a safer place.
By taking a few moments to fill out a simple form, you become more informed about what's happening in your community and can become more involved in helping to prevent and reduce crime.
The simple online process to register takes only a couple of minutes and will ensure we have the most up-to-date contact details and preferences for you.”
Go online at http://www.norfolk.police.uk. On the “Essential Links”menu on the left you will see Police Connect. When registered you can choose between contact by automated telephone message, email or both.
You can also keep in touch with what is going on by searching Norfolk Police on Facebook or on Twitter @norfolkpolice
Debbie Warner