Crime reporting and protecting your community

Help protect your community against crime

There are ways you can get involved to protect your community from crime:

Community safety newsletter

You can sign up for our quarterly community safety newsletter, which will keep you up to date on what we are doing around Buckinghamshire. 

We also use the newsletter to give crime prevention advice, based on current crime trends.

The newsletter gives information on community safety schemes we run across the county, and our campaigns to help raise awareness and put victims in contact with local support services.

You can also find us on social media:

Friends Against Scams

Friends Against Scams runs free online training sessions, where you can learn:

  • about different types of scams
  • how to spot and help victims of scams

You can find out more on the Friends Against Scams website.

Hotel Watch

Hotel Watch prevents child exploitation in local hotels by helping owners and staff to spot and report potential crimes.

If you:

  • see something suspicious, or
  • are a hotel owner and would like to take part

you can email our hotel watch team: [email protected]

Neighbourhood Watch

You can volunteer to take part in your local Neighbourhood Watch scheme and help to reduce crime.

Find out more about Neighbourhood Watch and see your local scheme.

Pub Watch

Pub Watch is a partnership of local pubs that aims to stop crime and anti-social behaviour in licensed premises.

To find out more, you can email the team depending on where your pub is:

Safe Places

If you own a local business such as a shop or restaurant, you can help people who are vulnerable or the victim of a crime.

Your business can become a safe space where people in need can get support, and you can help them by calling the police or someone they trust.

If you are a local business owner and would like to take part, email us at [email protected].

Shop Watch

Shop Watch is a partnership of local retailers that works with the council and police to stop theft, crime and anti-social behaviour in shops across the county.

To find out more, you can email the team depending on where your shop is:

Thames Valley Alert

Thames Valley Alert is a way to share information with the police to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

Find out more about Thames Valley Alert.

Victims First

Victims First allows organisations and professionals working in communities to help victims of crime by learning more about the services available to victims, how to signpost people to support or process a referral for support on their behalf.

Find out more on Victims First website.

Ask For Angela

If you run a local bar or pub, you can support Ask For Angela and help stop harassment within your venue, making it a safer place to visit.

If anyone is feeling unsafe or threatened whilst on a date, they can alert the bar staff by asking for Angela. Staff will then defuse the situation or arrange to get the person home safely.

To sign up to the initiative, contact [email protected].

Contact the community safety team

If you have a question about protecting your community against crime that is not answered on this page, contact the community safety team.