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Contacting the police


In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999 or 112 or use Emergency SMS.

To report less urgent crime or disorder call 101*, the non-emergency number, or Typetalk 18001 101.

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  • Reporting a crime that has happened
  • Providing information about a crime
  • Asking for information and advice

General contact details: 
Tel: 01926 415000
Email: Use our online form

If English is not your first language, please call 01926 415 000 and our operators will contact translators.

Police public contact points:
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Local policing:
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Website: www.safer-neighbourhoods.co.uk

Warwickshire Crimestoppers:
Call anonymously with information about crime
Tel: 0800 555 111
Website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Tel: 0800 408 1552
Website: www.talk2someone.org.uk

Hate crime helpline:
Tel: 0845 129 2221

*Calls from landlines and mobile networks cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day or how long your call.

Warwickshire Police are today 7 October 2019 delighted to announce the launch of the first Warwickshire Rural Crime Team dedicated to reducing rural crime across the county. The launch coincides with the National Wildlife and Rural Crime Week of Action for all forces running from the 6 to 13 October when a range of rural crime reducing activities are planned.

Chief Constable Martin Jelley said: “This is great news for our rural communities and demonstrates that we have listened to their concerns and acted on them. There has already been some fantastic work by our officers and staff to address rural crime and I am delighted that the new dedicated team will bring more resources to continue the momentum.”

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe said: “I am always keen to do more to support rural businesses and communities affected by crime, so when I increased the Police Precept this year in order to fund additional officers for Warwickshire Police, I stressed that I wanted to see that uplift being reflected across our rural areas just as much as the more densely populated urban centres.

“I am delighted to see the launch of the new Rural Crime Team and, alongside all of the crime prevention initiatives I fund, I hope it reinforces the message that crime will not be tolerated in any part of Warwickshire, including our rural communities. I know through my regular engagement with farmers and rural businesses that crime can have a devastating effect, so I am sure that the additional focus the new team will be able to give will be welcomed across the county.”

Inspector Allison Wiggin said: The role of the team is to deliver our Rural Crime Strategy which focusses on the significant issues affecting farmers, businesses and rural communities such as livestock offences, Op Hillman to address the theft and illegal butchery of sheep, acquisitive crime such as the theft of farm machinery, plant and machinery, to the issue of fly tipping.  It’s a really wide remit but has specific strands we are concentrating on.

Inspector Wiggin added “The team will work closely with the other teams within Warwickshire Police to support them in tackling some of these issues.

The team is based at Greys Mallory near Warwick, however, each officer will have geographical ownership of a part of Warwickshire.  Their first priority will be to start building up links with the rural community, developing relationships and recognising where we need to address emerging trends in line with our strategy.

Sgt Bob Shaw will lead the new Rural Crime Team that consists of four officers and a Rural Crime Officer:

PC Andy Timmins,

PC Craig Purcell,

PC Kate Taylor,

PC Andy King and

Rural Crime Officer Carol Cotterill

During Wildlife & Rural Crime Week of Action (6-13 October) the team will be out and about supporting a range of activities across the county from Op Leviathon – the illegal fishing in conjunction with the environment agency, Op Tempest which is to tackle crime in rural areas and a number of local engagement events.  During the week, the team will be using the following hashtags #weekofaction #wildlifeandruralcrime.

Follow us on social media to find out more.

Find the new Warwickshire Police Rural Team on:-

Twitter @ruralcrimecops

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WarwickshireRuralCrimeTeam/



If you have a rural crime concern you can get in touch with the team by emailing  ruralcrimeteam@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk or calling them on 01926 415478

Photo: left to right: Rural Crime Officer Carol Cotterill, Inspector Allison Wiggin, PCC Philip Seccombe, Chief Constable Martin Jelley, Sergeant Bob Shaw, PC Andy Timmins, PC Kate Taylor, PC Craig Purcell

Issued 2.30pm Monday, 7 October 2019, HN, Corporate Communications

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Although Shotteswell falls into Warwickshire Police Authority area, being so close to the Oxfordshire borders, naturally many of the incidents going on in nearby villages or the town of Banbury will affect, or be of interest to our residents. The link above will take you directly to the news as it happens.

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Smart Water

Protect your property, Shotteswell is a Smart Water protected area.

Warwickshire Police endorses the SmartWater property marking system which is a unique solution containing a blend of harmless chemicals providing a unique forensic fingerprint, similar to DNA, the components of which are recorded by the Forensic Science Service.

The solution is simply applied to one’s possessions without the need to add any further detail: the mere presence of the solution is sufficient to trace the items back to the owner. When an item is subjected to an ultra violet light the presence of SmartWater is immediately obvious by the tell-tale fluorescent glow. The solution is perfect for marking items that other property-marking methods cannot achieve, such as jewellery and antiques.