As part of the Rural Milton Keynes Neighbourhood’s 100 days of action, Crime Prevention Advisor, Amanda Oak visited 55 farms in the area with the Neighbourhood Policing Team. Crime Prevention Advisors are able to offer specialist support and expertise in a number of different crime subjects.
The team gave specific farm crime prevention advice on access control, tool marking, fuel and diesel theft and agricultural plant machinery protection as well as conducting a farm security assessment and providing Thames Valley Police Country Watch gate signs.
PCSOs will also be doing a follow up visit to the farms to discuss opportunities to get tools and agricultural machinery security marked with the Thames Valley Rural Crime Partners, Datatag.
If you are interested in crime prevention advice specific to farming, you can contact your local neighbourhood policing team who can arrange a visit. Find out who your local officers are via the Thames Valley Police website.
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After the first of the ‘100 days of action’ stints, Sergeant Andy Paulden said: “Everyone who has contributed to the operation this week has found it rewarding and feedback from the rural community has been generally very positive.
“We’ve signed up more people to Farm Watch, Horse Watch and Country Watch via Thames Valley Alerts so we are able to continue keeping everyone informed about what’s happening in the area."
The team will carry on visiting farms in the area and patrolling off the beaten track roads.