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Keeping you safe in Surrey

You may have seen on our social media channels or discussion in the news that there is currently a national focus on Knife crime and Robbery. This is because of the National Police Chiefs Councils’ Operation Calibre and Operation Sceptre campaigns. These campaigns create an opportunity to reignite conversations around the devastating effects these types of crime have on communities, families, and young people.


Our data shows that the number of offences is low in Surrey, and significantly lower than the national average, but it doesn’t mean we can stop tackling this type of crime.


As a force, we are supporting these campaigns by highlight the work we do all year round across the county to tackle it. Over in Reigate and Banstead, PC Gemma Fielder and PC Daniel Roberts-Mccaig conducted weapon sweeps across the Cromwell estate in Redhill whilst over on Surrey Heath, Inspector Gemma Taylor and her team are working closely with Surrey Heath Borough Council and Crimestoppers. We also spoke with PC Caroline Barnes, regarding the work our Youth Engagement officers do.


What can you do to help?

Protect yourself from personal theft, anyone can be a victim of robbery or personal theft, so make sure you do all you can do to protect yourself.


·       Keep phones and valuables out of sight.

·       Secure bags and place any wallets or phones into inner pockets where possible

·       Using an ATM? – check your surroundings and ensure you put your card and cash away securely.


More advice on how to keep you safe can be found on our website here.


Do you have information about someone who carries a knife or maybe they are involved in criminality? You can help by reporting what you know to police. Even tiny details can help us build a bigger picture and keep your community safe. If you would prefer to report anonymously, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


If you need to dispose of unwanted knife or blades, we have several amnesty bins at our front counters which you can take them too.


These are based at:

·       Guildford Police Station

·       Staines Police station

·       Caterham Police station

·       Woking Police station

·       Esher Civic Offices


For more advice and support on knife crime, you can visit the Ben Kinsella Trust website.

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