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Reporting incidents to the police

Alert message sent 03/06/2020 10:24:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch

Good morning Ron,

I had a phone call with Mike Coe yesterday where he asked me to contact you about how residents and members should report incidents and issues to the police. I believe this might be related to someone's concerns about vehicles in their area. As we have said for a long time, information needs to be passed by the witness, straight to the police at the time of the incident. Now I know that at times, the 101 phone can be very busy and that is most often because the call centre is shared with the main 999 emergency line and if something major is going on, then the 101 calls take a lower priority. It is however very important that the original person makes contact as in many cases, the police need to follow up and ask additional questions usually at a later date.

As well as the 101 phone route, many issues can be reported on line at the Hampshire Constabulary website where issues can be reported and local police news items can be read. Many police press releases are also regularly updated on our local NW website at All of these paths are there to supplement the data sent out to all registered Alert users, so we encourage everyone to register.

If a person doesn't want to or cannot report as above, then there is always Crimestoppers with a website at or by freephone at 0800 555 111

Mike has asked - and I totally agree with him - that you spread this message as widely as possible so that NW can do its best to aid the police.

Best regards
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Brian Adams (NWN, Communications Administrator, Hampshire, Basingstoke)

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