Useful Advice If You Are In Danger And Need Police Help

Dear residents, We have some useful advice for you. If you should ever find yourself in an emergency and you need our help, but the situation you are in means you are unable to ask for the police – always remember the number 55. This is how it works: Dial 999 Listen to the instructions… read more

Letter From Pcc Angus Macpherson About Domestic Abuse

Dear residents, I wanted to write to you about domestic abuse. Fortunately, I have never been a victim of domestic abuse, but I know all too well just how devastating it can be for victims. During my time as Police and Crime Commissioner, I have met many people who have escaped abusive relationships and I… read more

Wiltshire Police Receives Good Grading In Annual Report

Wiltshire Police has again been graded as ‘good’ in all three key areas in an annual report. The annual inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) looks into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL). It considers whether forces keep people safe and reduce crime (how effective a force is),… read more

The Neighbourhood Watch E-Newsletter

The latest Neighbourhood Watch Network e-newsletter is now available. In this issue we hear about the three new online toolkits the Network has produced for members and coordinators covering social media, burglary prevention and managing a scheme. We also hear feedback to Fundraising and Social Media workshops, advice on how to achieve a great working… read more

HMRC Scam Alert

Wiltshire Police are receiving lots of calls from people who have received letters from someone purporting to be from HMRC with a demand for money. A phone number is provided to call, which will connect to Wiltshire Police so appears genuine. This is a scam, and people receiving these letters should be aware that Wiltshire… read more

Crime Stats – Latest Quarterly Figures

Wiltshire has seen a drop of 3 per cent in the number of overall recorded crimes in the county, according to crime statistics out today (25/04). Between January 2018 and December 2018, Wiltshire Police recorded 42,483 crimes overall – a decrease compared to the previous 12 months. Burglaries and vehicle crime dropped by 25 per… read more

Police And Crime Commissioner To Not Stand Again

Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson has decided not to stand for re-election to the post of PCC in 2020. The position of an elective PCC was created to replace Police Authorities in 2012. Angus, who served as a magistrate member on the local Police Authority for seven years prior to… read more

Scam Warning – Fake Virgin Media Emails

Fraudsters send fake Virgin Media emails threatening “automatic disconnection” Action Fraud has received over 100 reports about fake emails that purport to be from Virgin Media. The emails threaten the recipient with “automatic disconnection” due to “invalid billing information”. The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking phishing websites that are designed to steal your… read more