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Neighbourhood Watch Notices & Police Issues

The police operate a system called "Ringmaster" which they use to alert local communities to urgent problems occurring in their area.  Messages that concern Richings Park  residents are generally posted on the NEWS FLASH section of our Home Page.

Many crimes have been solved because people have responded to police appeals for information.  Whether you are part of a Watch scheme or a member of the public your help could be invaluable.

Community Messaging enables the police to keep you informed of crime trends in your neighbourhood and to provide details of meetings and general crime prevention advice to help you protect yourself from crime.

Messages are sent via the computerised Ringmaster messaging system mentioned above.  Members can choose to receive the messages by via e-mail, phone or fax.  The messages are sent to selected areas so that members only receive information relevant to the neighbourhood where they live.

If you would like to find out more about Community Messaging you can register on line at .

You can also catch up on crime and community safety information via a new website which has recently been launched for Buckinghamshire.  The website at is the first public website to display crime and community safety information by using hotspot maps and by providing summary crime figures at postcode level. At the moment, the website displays data by graph, table and map. There is a link from each neighbourhood summary page directly to the same neighbourhood within the Thames Valley Police website so that users can find out more about their neighbourhood, what's happening and how to get involved.

The Community Safety Partnership also publish newsletters about their work.  To view the latest issue click HERE.

Thames Valley Police recently piloted a scheme loaning burglary prevention equipment to elderly and vulnerable people for use while they are away from home.  One item proved to be very popular.


The fake/simulated TV device is a useful deterrent against burglars. It lights up a room like a real TV to give the impression that someone is at home. Used alongside other security measures, it can help to keep opportunist thieves away.  Although Thames Valley Police does not endorse or recommend any particular companies or products, these are some companies who sell ‘fake/simulated TV’ devices:


Redline Security - full details are on its website sells a similar product and details can be found on its website  

Similar devices can also be found by searching on the internet.

Want to support your community by identifying people and help make your neighbourhood safer? Download the Facewatch App!


From today (12/5/14), Thames Valley Police will be using the Facewatch App to upload pictures of unidentified people they would like to speak to in connection with low-level crime.


The App works on any smartphone, is free to download and the images are searchable by postcode.


Ch Insp Colleen Lavery, from Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships, said: “The Facewatch App gives members of the public the opportunity to see images of people police would like to speak to in their neighbourhood.


“If they recognise anyone they can choose to submit information, in confidence or openly, via their smartphone directly to the police by clicking ‘Identify’.


“The App is already used by a number of forces across the country, including the Metropolitan Police Service, West Midlands Police, City of London Police, Surrey Police, Northamptonshire Police and British Transport Police.


“We hope residents in the Thames Valley will also download the App to help us reduce crime and keep their communities safe.”

‘Have Your Say’ meetings

 These meetings are an ideal opportunity for residents to speak to members of their local neighbourhood police team about any local issues or concerns which they may have. No appointment is necessary, just turn up and speak to your officers. Further meetings will be publicised locally, via Twitter, via TV Alert messaging and on our at  

Crime information

Please refer to the National CrimeMapper website to view Thames Valley crime levels and statistics (opens new window) (opens new window). You can zoom on the map placing the circle on your area for local details to be displayed.

If you want any advice or would like to contact the neighbourhood team you can call us on the police non emergency number 101.