Operation SAFE HOME

By SPP Reporter

Crime, the fear of crime and especially Theft of property, both military and personal, from barrack rooms or quarters, at home or in theatre, is a concern to all of us. Many of our Garrison Units will be deployed on operations this year and to help combat crime – and the fear of crime – while they are away, the Royal Military Police will be conducting Operation SAFE HOME.

Advice for families

1. Foot and vehicle patrols will be conducted throughout the quarter areas during the deployment, in conjunction with Wiltshire/Hampshire Police.

2. All families should have received an information pack from their Unit Welfare Officer which contains information on the ‘Good Neighbour’ scheme, property marking advice, quarter security and emergency/useful telephone numbers.

3. If you are going away remember to complete the Good Neighbour Scheme leaflet and inform the RMP. Extra copies of all the forms are available from the RMP Police Station.

4. Upon request the RMP Crime Reduction Officer can attend Wives clubs/coffee mornings or Unit briefings to provide information and advice on a number of issues including Female Safety, Property marking, home security and basic Crime Reduction advice.

5. The RMP ‘Crime Beat’ website, which will be accessible through the ArmyNet and via a link on the ‘One Vision’ website will be a one stop shop for information and advice on all local Policing issues around the garrisons as well as practical advice on Crime Reduction.

6. At various times throughout the deployment, the RMP and Wiltshire Police will be visiting different Quarter areas to conduct questionnaires where residents can highlight their crime concerns.

7. Local youth activities will be organised, such as the monthly Bluez ‘n’ Zuz disco in conjunction with all the local Police forces and other agencies such as AWS.

Advice for Units

1. 158 Pro Coy RMP will continue to run the Unit Crime Reduction Advisors Courses throughout the deployment for Officers and SNCO’s. These one day courses provide practical advice on combating crime within their Units which can then be cascaded down to all soldiers under their command.

2. Units can request the RMP Crime Reduction Officer to give presentations to all their soldiers on topics such as Crime Reduction, Property Marking, Drink Driving and female safety.

For help or advice about any of the above, please contact the RMP Crime Reduction Officer Andy Jones on 01980 673530 / 673080.

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