Author: Vicky Smith
Identifying Modern Slavery
What is modern slavery?
Modern slavery is the illegal exploitation of people for personal or commercial gain. It covers a wide range of abuse and exploitation including sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, forced labour, criminal exploitation and organ harvesting.
Victims of modern slavery can be any age, gender, nationality and ethnicity. They are tricked or threatened into work and may feel unable... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:19 by Vicky Smith
Operation Crooked - Update
"Northamptonshire is a hostile place for burglars" – this is the message from a top detective in the Northamptonshire Police Burglary Team as Operation Crooked turns six months old and burglaries in the county continue to reduce.
Operation Crooked is Northamptonshire Police's campaign to reduce burglary - a top priority for the Force. As part of the operation, the Burglary Team, which sits within... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:50 by Vicky Smith
As you may be aware we are currently experiencing a heavy downfall of rain which is resulting in small floods on our roads network.
Please adapt your driving to the conditions of the road and cyclists take care when out on the roads and cycle footpaths and keep your distance.
Plan your journey as there may be delays expected across the network.
In an emergency please call 999
Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:47 by Vicky Smith
Burglary - Advice on How to Prevent Crime
Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures. Good window locks and strong deadlocks can make a big difference.
Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary. Here are a few tips:
Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you're just out in the garden,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:18 by Vicky Smith
National Hate Crime Week
Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation are hate crimes and should be reported to the police:
Hate crimes can include:
Damage to property
Inciting others to commit hate crimes
Hate incidents can also feel like a crime to those who suffer them and they can escalate to a crime... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:16 by Vicky Smith
Did you know there is a quick and easy way to see if your tyre tread exceeds the minimum legal tread depth? All you need is a 20p piece!
Visit Did you know there is a quick and easy way to see if your tyre tread exceeds the minimum legal tread depth? All you need is 20p!
Visit www.tyresafe.org for more information for more information
Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 09:45 by Vicky Smith
Message from the Police and Crime Commissioner
Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has welcomed the announcement that Northamptonshire Police will be funded to recruit 57 additional officers by the end of 2020/21 in the first stage of the Government's uplift of police numbers.
These 57 extra officers will be in addition to the 200 new officers that Northamptonshire Police is currently recruiting as a result of the local... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:38 by Vicky Smith
Officers Overwhelmed By Generous Support from Knitting Enthusiasts
Officers from Northamptonshire Police would like to thank knitting enthusiasts for their overwhelming support and generosity in helping to create an army of Bobby Buddies for the Force.
Following an appeal in May, from the Domestic Abuse Prevention and Investigation Team (DAPIT), volunteers from across the county have been busy knitting and as a result, have so far donated more than 800 knitted bears.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:22 by Vicky Smith
Two Men Arrested As Part of Investigation Into Illegal Sheep Butchery
Northamptonshire Police have arrested two men on suspicion of offences linked to its ongoing Operation Stock investigation into incidents of illegal sheep butchery.
Officers responding to a report of suspicious activity in a field near Welford last night, Sunday, October 6, discovered an offence in progress and went on to stop a vehicle on the A14 shortly after 1am this morning, Monday, October 7.
Two... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:27 by Vicky Smith
Waste Collection Calendar
Follow this link to find out dates for Christmas and into next year:
Posted: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 10:08 by Vicky Smith