Reporting crime or suspicious activity
Surrey Police tell us they would rather investigate a suspected crime than be called when it’s too late, so if you see something suspicious in action dial 999 to let them know. If you think you may have any other information that could help the Police, dial 101, report it to Surrey Police online or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Is it nothing? Or is it the information the Police need to catch a criminal? 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 offenders. Suspicious activity could be jumping over walls or fences, hanging around a house or neighbourhood, suspicious selling of goods, peering through windows or doors or running from a scene .
Make your report as soon as possible with as much detail as you can provide. If possible, make a note of the following:
– Is the suspect alone or in a group?
– Are they trespassing?
– Do they have equipment, dogs or firearms with them?
– Are you aware of where suspects have been or where they are heading?
– What do they look like?
– Have they any vehicles? What are the number plates and vehicle models?
– Can you safely get a photograph?
Call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if the crime is happening right now.
Please report non-emergency incidents to the Police via the Surrey Police website or by telephoning 101 or 01483 571212. Surrey Police do monitor social media channels so if you use facebook or twitter and wish to share a concern or raise an issue you can do so via social media. Surrey Police also monitors a livechat facility (link appears on the bottom right hand corner of the Surrey Police website home page).
If you’ve been involved in a road traffic collision, or think you might have witnessed an offence on the roads, click submit a road traffic incident report using Surrey Police’s online tool. Just answer the quick questions to make sure we give you the right advice and gather all of the relevant details.
Surrey Police works alongside a number of other organisations (including SCC and MVDC) as a member of Surrey’s Community Safety Partnership. The organisations work together to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. If you feel you are a victim of anti-social behaviour (or know someone else who may be a victim) read advice issued by your local Community Safety Partnership. Some local people say they find it difficult to know what constitutes anti-social behaviour and/or who to contact – more information can be found on the Community Safety Partnership website.
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 the Surrey Police website.
Love your stuff? Register it! – Registering your belongings free with Immobilise improves your chances of getting it back if it is lost or stolen, and can also help our Police track and catch those responsible if you are burgled. Visit immobilise and create a FREE private and secure list of all your personal property. Surrey Police has issued advice on how to protect your mobile phone and its contents from falling into the wrong hands.
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.
Cold Callers – please keep in mind that if cold callers don’t manage to sell goods 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.