PCC wants your views on plans to increase policing precept by £10

Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip Wilkinson, is urging residents to have their say on proposals to increase the policing precept by £10 per year for the average household (band D). This follows a recent police funding announcement from the Home Office which was based upon the assumption that all PCCs would seek to use the… read more

Police and Crime Plan

What does Wiltshire Police need to do to engage better with your community? How can the Police & Crime Commissioner make sure there are more officers on the front line? What can the Police & Crime Commissioner do to ensure there is an effective and prompt response to reports of crime? We want to hear… read more

Crime Prevention Advice Following Rise In Vehicle Thefts

We are encouraging people to follow crime prevention advice following a rise in vehicle thefts across Wiltshire. Over the past few weeks we have seen an increase in the number of reports of thefts of cars, vans and motorbikes. The is believed to be linked to the rise in demand on the second-hand motor trade,… read more

Dedicated Fraud Protection Officer For Wiltshire

Wiltshire Police has a new Fraud Protect Officer – dedicated to protecting people living in the county from the increasing threat of fraud. PC Rachel Davies has been working in the Force as a police officer for the past 20 years and has just taken on the new role aimed at cutting this crime, which… read more

Neighbourhood Watch August 2021 Newsletter

The August 2021 edition of “Our News”, the e-newsletter for all Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales, is now available. In this month’s edition: We introduce our new KNOWLEDGE HUB, a new resource for our volunteers to use, chat with each other, share ideas and have access to specific information designed for their role…. read more

Click of Call: You Have The Power To Save Our Time

From today, most COVID restrictions have lifted meaning we can all start to enjoy more freedoms than we have been afforded since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. For many, this is something to celebrate. For us, this means we are likely to see a spike in our demand and increases in calls… read more

Covid Vaccine Passport Scam

We have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports” Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment… read more

Exciting Opportunity for young people to join the Youth Commission on Policing and Crime

Leaders Unlocked are currently recruiting young people to join the Wiltshire & Swindon Youth Commission on Police and Crime – an exciting initiative in partnership with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The Youth Commission enables young people to support, challenge and influence decisions about policing and crime in Wiltshire & Swindon. The… read more

Wiltshire Police Recorded The Fewest Crimes Nationally In 2020

Last year saw a decrease of 16.5% in overall crimes reported to Wiltshire Police as a result of Covid restrictions and lockdowns. The Office of National Statistics has today (13/05) released the figures for the 12 months leading up to December 2020, which shows the Force had the lowest crime rate in the country last… read more

Wiltshire-Wide Dog Watch Scheme Launched

A new Dog Watch scheme has been set up by Wiltshire Police to help reassure owners around the safety of their pets. Over the past few months there has been a rising perception and concern that more dog thefts and attempted dog thefts are taking place across the country. This has primarily been driven by… read more