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Protect yourself from property fraud

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Lynne Feddon, Counter Fraud Senior Executive, Land Registry

As a member of Land Registry’s counter fraud group, I see a range of property frauds being attempted against homeowners. While most of the time we can prevent them, when occasionally fraudsters succeed, the consequences can be devastating for the victims. That’s why I’m keen to make as many property owners as possible aware of what they can do to reduce the risk of becoming a victim.


Responding to Heritage and Cultural Property crime in Suffolk

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk and Vice Chairman, National Rural Crime Network

Tim Passmore explains his Force's approach and commitment to dealing with Heritage and Cultural Property crime in Suffolk and why this is being prioritized in the local Police and Crime Plan.


Rural Security Research Group – Harper Adams University

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Dr. Richard Byrne, Harper Adams University, Shropshire, TF10 8NB - e-mail:

New inter-disciplinary Rural Security Research Group established by Harper Adams University to promote national and international collaboration


Policing in Rural Areas is Unfairly Funded, writes Tony Hogg, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Posted on August 19, 2015

Policing is full of numbers and you may be forgiven for being a little bamboozled by the figures that fly around. The most recent Office for National Statistics figures show that many crime types are falling which has given ministers the chance to reiterate their claim that falling crime means the police can work with less money. I strongly dispute that. Yes crime may be falling in some areas but reduction in recorded crime does not indicate falling demand on police officers.


Working together to keep rural communities safe

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Charles Trotman, CLA Senior Business & Economics Adviser

It is an unfortunate fact of life for those of us that live in the countryside that we can fall victim to crime. It is vitally important that home and business owners take precautions to safeguard machinery, vehicles, fuel and livestock.


Welcome from Julia Mulligan

Posted on April 7, 2015 by Julia Mulligan - Chair of the National Rural Crime network and Police and Crime commissioner for North Yorkshire.

Growing up on a hill farm, and now being the Police and Crime Commissioner for the largest rural police force in the country, I am acutely aware of the blight rural crime can have on our more isolated people, communities and businesses.


Welcome from Simon Prince

Posted on April 7, 2015 by Simon Prince - Chief Constable of Dyfed Powys Police and National Policing Lead for Rural and Wildlife Crime

As the National Policing Lead for Rural and Wildlife Crime my role is to give guidance and direction on the development of policing services, akin to the two areas of responsibility, to all police forces in England and Wales.

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