Ruislip Residents' Assocation has always enjoyed a constructive relationship with the local Police and Safer Neighbourhood Teams, which is of mutual benefit. Our Executive Committee is updated regularly on local police concerns and our Association is represented on local consultative groups. This page will allow us to keep our members informed and updated.
To become a victim of crime whilst away, whether it is to you, your possessions or your home could ruin a relaxing break. The following advice, offered to reduce your chances of becoming a victim is mostly common sense.
- Remember that the best burglary deterrent is to make the home look occupied.
- Use automatic timer-switches to turn on your lights when it is getting dark.········
- Cancel any milk or newspaper deliveries.········
- Avoid discussing holiday plans where strangers may hear details of your absence from home.········
- Give a trusted person a set of keys and ask them to remove any accumulating mail that may be visible from the street.········
- If you normally leave valuable bicycles or similar items in your shed consider putting them in the house.········
- Make sure that you lock all outside doors and windows before you leave.········
- If you have one make sure your house alarm is switched on
- Do not put your home address on your luggage when you are travelling to your holiday destination.·
- Although regulations vary, most airlines will restrict you to only one item of hand luggage.
- Keep valuables like cameras, jewellery, cash and passports in this bag so that they are with you all the time but check regulations before you travel.·
- Never leave your luggage unattended at the airport as the chances are that the security staff, or worse still a thief, will remove it.
Enjoy the warmer weather for all the right reasons. For further crime prevention advice call the crime prevention officer on 020 8246 1779 or visit: http://www.met.police.uk/crimeprevention
- Remember IN AN EMERGENCY ALWAYS CALL 999.
- For all other calls to the Metropolitan Police Service please dial the NON Emergency number 101.
- To find out details of your local Safer Neighbourhoods Team visit: www.met.police.uk/hillingdon/
- If you have any information about crime in your area and would rather not speak to the police, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Just tell them what you know, not who you are.
- If you have relatives or neighbours not receiving information by email from us you may like to tell them about Neighbourhood Link. To keep costs to the minimum, Hillingdon Borough Police will only use ‘email’ for delivering messages so during the registration process the ‘email’ option must be selected.
- To sign up for Neighbourhood Link messages visit: www.neighbourhoodlink.met.police.uk
Eastcote and East Ruislip
The Met. will be one of the first police forces in the country to adopt the 101 number. By 2012 all police forces in England and Wales will have introduced 101 as their main contact number. The existing non emergency number for contacting police in London (0300 1231212) will eventually be discontinued.
The 101 number was launched on 4th July 2011. Having just two phone numbers: 101 for situations that do not require an immediate police response (18001 101 for people with hearing difficulties) or 999 if it's an emergency, will make it simpler for people to contact the police, it is expected to reduce the number of inappropriate 999 calls the MPS receives, enabling officers to respond to genuine emergencies more effectively.
101 is intended to help communities to keep their neighbourhoods safe by giving them one easy way to contact their local police and to report non-emergency crime and disorder. It will make the police more accessible to their communities, whilst reducing pressure on the 999 system and helping the police to put their resources where they are needed most.
101 will help police to cut crime by making it easier for the public to pass on information about crimes in their neighbourhoods and allowing the police to take swift action.
The public should continue to call 999 in an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened.
Examples of when 101 should be used
if you find your car has been stolen
if your property has been damaged
where you suspect drug use or dealing
if you want to report a minor traffic collision
if you want to give the police information about crime in your area or
simply if you'd like to speak to your local police officer
The public should continue to contact their local Safer Neighbourhood Team Officers through their local contact numbers.