Surrey Police tell us they would rather investigate a suspected burglary than be called when it’s too late, so if you see something suspicious in action in your street, dial 999 to let them know.
Is it nothing? Or is it the information we need to catch a burglar? By working closely with the public to gain information about suspicious activity, our Police can increase the intelligence they use to actively hunt and catch burglars. Suspicious activity could be:
• Jumping over walls or fences
• Hanging around a house
• Suspicious selling of goods
• Peering through windows or doors
• Running from a scene
Burglary has significantly reduced locally, helped by Surrey residents protecting themselves by securing their properties, ensuring doors are locked, and lights are left on. However, even with this decrease, we still want Surrey to be a no go area for potential burglars.
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If you think you may have any other information that could help the Police, dial 101, report it online or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please keep in mind that if cold callers don’t get any sales in your area, they are less likely to return. They are doorstep callers who target areas offering small household products for sale. Sometimes called ‘Nottingham or Brighton Knockers’ these callers may claim to be ex-convicts attempting to mend their ways, however Knockers are not part of any recognised rehabilitation scheme.
Please warn your neighbours, particularly elderly or vulnerable neighbours, not to open the door to strangers or buy or sell on the doorstep. Some doorstep callers may offer poor quality goods at inflated prices and if a caller is not genuine, they may be gathering information for future crime.
Visit this page of the Surrey Police website for further information.
Nearest Police Station
Surrey Police announced that from the end of March 2018 the front counter at Dorking would be closed – “We will still have Police based at Dorking Council offices and will continue to meet people there by appointment.”
The nearest front counter for this area is now at either Reigate or Epsom.
Reigate – Police Station 79 Reigate Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0RY. Opening hours: 8am-10pm daily. Two parking spaces available including one disabled. In exceptional circumstances opening times may vary dependent on staff availability. Please call main switchboard via 101 for daily confirmation. Bank Holidays 9am-5pm. Reigate Police webpage
Epsom – Epsom Town Hall, The Parade Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5BY. Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. These times vary and could be closed over lunch times. Please call 101 before attending. Public and Disabled parking available. Epsom Police webpage
Call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if the crime is happening right now.
If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired, you can contact the Police using TextPhone: 18000 or eSMS: 999 (requires registration).
Please report non-emergency incidents to the Police through their non-emergency online form or by telephoning 101 or 01483 571212. TextPhone 18001 101
Police Link Officers for Deaf people (PLOD) can be contacted by sending a SMS text to 07786 204020
The Police recommend that you put these numbers in your mobile, to enable you to contact them when you need to. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or contact the Police via their website.
Bogus workmen turned up to an address in Bookham in early January 2018 and an OAP handed over a large amount of cash for materials – the men disappeared and never returned.
Bogus workmen can be very persistent in persuading you that urgent work needs to be carried out on your property. Our advice is: Never agree to have work done by someone who turns up on your doorstep. Say no.
Keep an eye out for vulnerable neighbours including the elderly and report any suspicions of bogus callers to police. Refer to this page of the Surrey Police website for further information.