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Help and Advice

Keeping Yourself Safe
How to keep safe when out and about.

Online Shopping Tips
With more and more of us using the internet to purchase goods or services, there are, however, risks associated with online shopping and you need to take care with what you are buying, from whom, and how you pay for your purchases.

Internet Safety
The internet is a popular and fun place to chat to friends on social networking sites and to do online shopping and banking amongst many other things. To prevent you becoming a cyber-crime victim here are some tips from the West Mercia Police to keep you safe whilst surfing on the internet.

Vehicle Crime
Most vehicle crime is opportunistic and happens as a result of a vehicle being left vulnerable or unsecured, with these simple steps you can help reduce vehicle crime even further and save you the hassle and expense of having to repair any damage caused during a vehicle break-in.

Garden, Shed and Allotment Security
Hints and tips to keep your garden - and therefore your home - secure.

Cyber Security
Become more “streetwise and savvy” in protecting your online interests and transactions. It seeks to educate small businesses in particular, as well as individuals, on how to avoid falling victim to sophisticated cyber criminals.

Property Marking
Register your valuables FREE by entering details of your prized possessions on a national database that police can access and compare against items that have been found or recovered from suspected criminals.

Safer Jogging
Suggestions on how you can keep yourself safe when out jogging.

Safety when walking the dog
Before heading out on your daily walk with your dog, take a moment to read how you can keep safe.

Drugs and Alcohol
Advice for parents and young people regarding drugs and alcohol

Fire Safety Checks
Home Fire Safety Checks are offered free of charge by the Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, primarily to the more vulnerable groups in the community such as the elderly, people living alone and those with reduced mobility or other issues.

Car Safety
How to ensure a safe journey for your child

60 Second Security
Greater Manchester Police have produced a series of ‘60 Second Security’ videos on simple security advice. They provide easy step-by-step tips, including advice on bogus callers, property marking, going away and more

Christmas Home Security Advice
Unfortunately not everyone is filled with the feelings of good will to all people at this time of year, by following a few simple home security tips you can prevent crime this Christmas.