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Reports of people begging
and being abusive to
shoppers and staff in the
town centre
PCSOs perform regular town
centre patrols and engage
with those that are begging
to not only offer support
through interventions but to
deal with any anti-social
SNT police officers and PCSOs have been working together along with other
officers from other localities to assist with enquiries regarding a sexual
Officers assisted with house to house and visited areas to reassure
concerned members of the public. Officers are grateful for the support of the
local community with these enquiries and gave up their time to assist.
Having seen an increase in theft related crime where power tools have been
targeted our team will be working with the community to raise the awareness
of the issue and advise on how you can mark your valuable property.
T. Tell employees, friends, family.
A. Accurately record serial numbers.
G. Get your property marked.
Please visit our web page for full crime prevention details.
The Christmas Period has been a busy time of the year for the Safer
Neighbourhood Team. PCSOs, PCs and Special Constables
performed a number of town centre patrols to keep shoppers and
businesses safe. There have been reports of people begging in the
town centre which has been addressed by PCSOs. They have been
working together alongside other agencies to assist the most
vulnerable in the Lowestoft area. The panel meetings they attend is
an information sharing hub so those that all agencies can link in and
offer their services at the most appropriate stage. With the help of the
SNT officers, these agencies can gain more of an understanding of
what each individual requires. The more agencies that are involved
in these types of schemes, the better support can be offered to these
individuals. This scheme is referred to as Lowestoft Rising and links
into a number of agencies in the area including Great Yarmouth.
Wednesday 10th January.
Kessingland Parish Council
Meeting. PCSO Ledbetter 7pm
Friday 26th January.
Holocaust Memorial Day.
Lowestoft Railway Station
Preventing, Reducing and Solving Crime and ASB
This SNT covers the following parishes
Security Mark your Tools
If you take the time to security mark your tools, it will protect them against theft and assist the
Police to return your property to you if it is stolen and recovered. There are a number of ways of
security marking your items, these include.
· Ultra violet (UV) or invisible marking -
UV pens put an invisible mark on your property that can only be seen under UV light.
· Engraving or etching - Both methods are suitable for many hard surfaces and can be done
using an electric engraving tool or hand engraver.
· Forensic marking solutions - These are harmless solutions that contain a unique forensic code
(like a fingerprint), making it easy to identify marked items. Firms that provide these marking
solutions include:
· Smartwater – www.smartwater.com
· Selectadna – www.selectadna.co.uk
· Applied DNA Sciences - www.adnas.com
Keep an Inventory
We also recommend that you take colour photographs of any valuable or unusual items, paying
special attention to distinguishing marks, initials or crests. Photographs should be taken against
a plain background and include a ruler to give an idea of size. This assists the Police in press
releases and social media to help recover the items.
Make a record of Serial and Model numbers plus anything else that can help identify your tools.
Immobilise is the world's largest FREE register of possession ownership details and together
with its sister sites the Police's NMPR (www.thenmpr.com) and CheckMEND
(www.checkmend.com ), forms a very effective tool in helping to reduce crime and repatriate
recovered personal property to its Immobilise can be used by members of the public and
businesses to register their valued possessions or company assets, and exclusive to Immobilise
all account holders registered items and ownership details are viewable on the Police national
property database the NMPR (www.thenmpr.com ). This online checking service is used by all
UK Police forces to trace owners of lost and stolen property. In addition Immobilise is checked
daily by a huge range of recovery agencies and lost property offices.
Wards of Kessingland, Pakefield, Carlton Colville, Carlton, Whitton, Kirkley, Harbour, Oulton,
Oulton Broad, St Margarets, Normanston, Gunton, Corton and Lothingland