"Rural crime is a key priority and I will be working hard to build trust
among our isolated communities and show them that we are addressing their concerns.
“Rural communities matter and I am doing everything possible to protect the public’s right
to feel safe and protected – regardless of where they live.”
| What makes a crime "rural"?|
After national debate it is has been decided that it’s "Any crime or incident of antisocial behaviour that takes place anywhere defined as a rural location." However crimes relating to farming, agriculture or wildlife also need to have their own understanding and dedicated teams.
Improvements have now been made in the way the Force communicates information and crime prevention advice to rural communities and also proactive work is taking place to tackle rural offending.
Already, together with partners, several initiatives have been put in place to assist those of you who are living in rural areas, which include a dedicated Rural Special Constables team, 24 hour Automatic Number Place Recognition cameras (ANPR), a Community Road Safety Programme as well as a new dedicated Nottinghamshire Rural Watch website and a new leaflet providing helpful advice to reduce the risk of crime in rural areas.
National Rural Crime Network
As part of national focus on rural crime, Paddy is also working with the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) - for more information please click HERE