Crime prevention stepped up in rural areas to combat crime
Date of alert:
Saturday, 5 March 2022
Crime prevention tools have been deployed in rural areas of Northamptonshire to combat the rise in crime that historically comes with darker nights.
Operation Motif is the Force’s response in tackling rural crime during the winter months and this year, crime prevention and neighbourhood policing officers have been proactively visiting farms and businesses to implement the tools required to catch the offenders.
These tools include CCTV cameras, Ring doorbells, window shock alarms and anti-climb toppings.
Some rural businesses have also been able to benefit from a trial being run by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, which involves the rental of VideoGuard 360 cameras – machines boasting three HD cameras which give out warning messages against committing criminal behaviour should a sensor be triggered. The cameras are also fully mobile, meaning they can be placed in any area that could be determined vulnerable.
Crime prevention officers have also been visiting farms and businesses to encourage them to get their machinery marked with CESAR so that it can be returned if stolen and then recovered.