Anti-Crime

IN GENUINE EMERGENCIES ONLY: DIAL 999.

No place is crime-free, and Bloxwich and district, while pretty peaceful and law-abiding, has its crime hot-spots and casual crime or anti-social behaviour problems.

The people of the area are also subject as much as any similar place to the depredations of con-artists, scammers and rogue traders, whether they be local, national or internationally based.

So The Bloxwich Telegraph is supporting local people by joining the fight against crime with this, our Anti-Crime page!

The Anti-Crime page aims to make it easier for readers of the Telegraph to contact the relevant law enforcement, crime prevention and trading standards agencies so that any crime or potential crime they may be aware of can be reported and dealt with as swiftly and effectively as possible.

Here you will find the telephone numbers, email addresses, website links and snail mail addresses of people who can help YOU or help you to HELP OTHERS.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN HELP!

Of course we don’t know everything, so if YOU have any useful contacts that can be published, please do contact the editor, Stuart Williams, via theContact page and he will add anything useful as soon as possible.

LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS WELCOME

If you are a law enforcement professional operating within Bloxwich, Leamore, Blakenall Heath or Birchills, or work regionally or nationally but are locally relevant, and would like to have your links/contact details added here, please do get in touch as well – the more we can do to fight crime together, the better!

IN EMERGENCIES DIAL 999

In genuine emergencies, please always telephone the emergency number 999 – don’t use email, Facebook or Twitter, which may not get picked up in time!

For police purposes, an emergency is when:

  • There is a danger to life
  • There is a risk of serious injury
  • A crime is in progress or about to happen
  • An offender is still at the scene

The aim to arrive at emergencies within 10 minutes.

If the matter you wish to report is not an emergency, then see who can help you best by checking out the details below – and keep ‘em peeled!

Local Police Links

West Midlands Police website:  http://www.west-midlands.police.uk

Walsall Local Policing Unit website: http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/np/walsall/

Bloxwich Police Station

Station Street, Bloxwich, Walsall, WS3 2PD.  Tel: 0345 113 5000.

Bloxwich & District Policing Neighbourhoods:

Bloxwich via this link.

Birchills via this link.

Coalpool via this link.

Dudley Fields & Bloxwich West via this link.

Leamore via this link.

Other Walsall Area Neighbourhoods via this link.

Walsall Borough Police Licensing Team Blog via this link.

Walsall Local Policing Unit RSS Feed:

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/feeds/lnewsWS.asp

Local Police Facebook Pages

Walsall Police Facebook via this link.

Walsall Borough Police Schools Officers via this link.

Local Police Twitter Accounts

Supt Keith Fraser head of local policing for Walsall via this link.

Sergeant Carl Steventon  – Bloxwich Neighbourhood  via this link.

Sergeant Jim Nixon – Coalpool Neighbourhood via this link.

PC Richard Stanley – Respose officer for Walsall LPU via this link.

Centrally maintained Twitter list for Walsall Police via this link.

West Midlands Police News

West Midlands Police RSS Feed for Walsall – live!

Click on the line you would like to read to go to the news item.

A range of RSS feeds from West Midlands Police may be found via this link.

Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers is a charity that provides an anonymous route to report information about crime.

Telephone:  0800 555 11

Online encrypted report form:  https://secure.crimestoppers-uk.org/ams.form.anonymous.asp

Website:  http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/in-your-area/west-midlands/west-midlands

Crimestoppers RSS Feed West Midlands – live!

Click on the line you would like to read to go to the news item.

Other Agencies

National Drugs Helpline via this link or telephone 0800 776600.

National Missing Persons Helpline via this link or telephone 0500 700 700

National Fraud Intelligence Bureau – how to report a fraud via this link.

Action Fraud UK – national fraud reporting centre via this link or tel: 0300 123 2040.

The Samaritans via this link or telephone 08457 90 90 90

Star Support – counselling for victims of domestic abuse via this linkor tel: 0121 378 4700School Help Advice Reporting Page (The Sharp System) via this link.

Safe Street Website for Kids via this link.

Rate Your Local Police via this link.

Crime Prevention

The UK National Property Register website:  http://www.immobilise.com

Crime and ASB Statistics

West Midlands Police website to find out about crime and anti-social behaviour in YOUR neighbourhood: http://www.myneighbourhood.info

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighburhood Watch in the Walsall area

Neighbourhood Watch schemes are where neighbours form a confidential volunteer network to watch over their own area or ‘patch’ and report crime or potential crime to the authorities.

The contact details of individual neighbourhood watch co-ordinators are confidential.  However if you want to contact a local nighbourd watch or are thinking of joining or forming one, you can get in touch with:

Kevin Pitt
Community Partnerships Officer
Walsall Partnerships Team
Walsall Police Station
Tel: 0845 113 5000 extn. 7881 6575
Direct line: 01922 439103

See also the relevant policing neighbourhoods shown under Local Police above. They often publish local Neighbourhood Watch information and newsletters.

Neighbourhoodwatch.net national website: http://www.neighbourhoodwatch.net

Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network website:  http://www.mynhw.co.uk

Walsall Council Trading Standards

Problems with scammers, fake charity vans, con-artists, cold-callers, dodgy dealers or rogue traders? Get in touch with Walsall Council’s Trading Standards office:

Walsall Council Trading Standards contact details:

Trading Standards
Challenge Building
Hatherton Road
Walsall
WS1 1YG

Telephone:  08454040506
Fax: 01922 630697
Email trading_standards@walsall.gov.uk

Walsall Trading Standards for Business website:  Via this link.

Walsall Consumer Advice and Protection website:   Via this link.

UK Government

News, heritage and information for Bloxwich and district

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