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Home Security Surveys relaunched

Alert message sent 08/02/2022 11:52:00

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Dear Member
The new Crime Reduction Advisors initiative is being relaunched in the Chiltern area following delays caused by the pandemic. Run by Neighbourhood Watch volunteers in partnership with Thames Valley Police (TVP), and with the support of Buckinghamshire Council, this offers a free home survey to assess security from burglary.

Naturally both home-owners and volunteers have recently been cautious of Covid infection, but with lateral flow tests (LFT) available to all parties, the time is right to restart this helpful service.

The team of Neighbourhood Watch volunteers has been trained as Crime Reduction Advisors (CRA) to advise residents to help ensure that their homes are protected as much as possible from potential burglars. The security surveys will identify measures that could be taken to improve home security.

The free, confidential home security survey and assessment takes 60-90 minutes to complete. All Crime Reduction Advisors are experienced Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators who have also been CRB checked. Once a survey booking has been confirmed, a security password will be provided to the householder, which the CRA will quote on arrival to confirm their identity. Both the home-owner and volunteer will be asked to take a LFT before the visit.

The CRA surveys we have conducted so far have been very useful, and home-owners have been pleased that they asked for one. With pandemic restrictions easing we look forward to helping a lot more home-owners.

Inspector Richard Vine, Neighbourhood Inspector for the Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire policing area, said: “The impact of a burglary is incredibly far-reaching and something that I wouldn’t want anyone to experience. It is excellent to be able to work in partnership with Neighbourhood Watch to help keep our communities safe and I look forward to hearing how this initiative progresses.”

To request a home security survey, email to:

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David Alder (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley)

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