Crime Reduction

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Local crime map 

Residents of the parish are lucky enough to live in an area where crime levels are low and most incidents tend to be less serious in nature. Crimes do occur however (most commonly burglary and/or theft) and it is important that everyone makes an effort to both prevent and report crime.

To help understand the nature and impact of crimes, real-time information is prepared by West Yorkshire Police. You can view this information by clicking on the link below.

Neighbourhood Watch- Barwick and Scholes

Join your local Neighbourhood Watch group.  Scholes re introduced a NHW scheme in 2020 and Barwick in August 2021.
More information can be found in the Local Organisations tab on this website.

Meet your PCSO

Your local Police Community Support Officer PCSO Geoff Nottingham is working hard to improve our local Neighbourhood Watch. Geoff works closely with the Parish Council to reduce the incidence and impact of crime. Please contact Geoff if:-

  • You have useful information relating to a crime or potential crime.
  • If you would like to be part of the Neighbourhood Watch.
  • If you would like to be sent e-mails warning of criminal activity in the Parish.
  • You would like to know more about the role of your local PCSO.

Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour or Noise Complaints

Click HERE for useful contact information to report anti-social behaviour or noise.

Barwick & Scholes CCTV Scheme

Does your property have a CCTV system installed? If so you may be able to help prevent crime in the Parish by joining a Police operated CCTV scheme.

How it works

1. The PCSO holds a list of all CCTV owners in the area.
2. When a crime has been committed, an E-Mail will be sent to all CCTV owners.
3. Owners will be asked to review footage around the time the crime took place.
4. If an owner sees anything suspicious, they should contact the PCSO.
5. Where appropriate, the PCSO will contact the owner to review or request the footage.

How to join

Joining the scheme is easy. Simply contact your PCSO, Geoff Nottingham, who will add your name to the list.

Crime prevention leaflets

Europrofile locks

Euro profile locks are an easy target for burglars, and yet these can be upgraded easily and cost-effectively. If your property is fitted with locks of this type you should read this leaflet.

Car keys

It’s likely your car is the second most valuable asset you will own after your home. You wouldn’t leave a huge pile of cash on the table, so why make it easy for thieves to steal your vehicle? This leaflet offers advice on preventing vehicle theft.

 

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Theft from motor vehicle

A number of thefts from vehicles have taken place in the Parish in recent years. Many of these were avoidable. This leaflet offers tips for reducing the risk of this happening to you.

 

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Cycle security

Cycles are often an easy target for thieves. There are a number of steps you can take to help reduce the risk of cycle theft.

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