Help police stamp out crime in ‘vulnerable and isolated’ villages

Thames Valley Police
Thames Valley Police

Police are appealing for the public’s help with tackling rural crime in communities which often feel ‘vulnerable and isolated’.

The Aylesbury Vale Neighbourhood Policing Team is asking residents to report any suspicious activity as soon as they see it in order gather vital intelligence and catch countryside crooks.

Rural crime remains a high priority for Thames Valley Police and the Aylesbury LPA is committed to supporting and protecting the communities affected.

However, the neighbourhood policing teams will not be complacent and continue to actively patrol less populated areas of the Vale so as to disrupt and deter criminal activity.

The Force Intelligence Bureau is working closely with communities to build up an overall intelligence picture surrounding rural crime.

Gathering intelligence and information is a vital part of investigating crime and it cannot be done without the public’s help.

It is this which allows police to find, prosecute and convict the people who are committing the crimes which affect rural communities the most.

Insp James Davies, said: “We value input from the public to gather intelligence and help us progress police investigations related to rural offending.

“Your local policing team will have a better chance of catching people committing rural crime offences if the incident is reported at the time and there are no delays.

“It’s also extremely important to report anything you might find unusual or suspicious, however unimportant it may seem at the time, as soon as you see it. Please don’t wait to make the call.”

If you have information you would like to share with Thames Valley Police, no matter how big or small, please either email or call non-emergency number 101. If you believe a crime in progress, please always dial 999.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.