Our local pledge to you is to supply you with your local community policing team contacts, dates of your next neighbourhood policing meetings, details of your local priorities and the work being carried out towards those priorities. Our commitment for SCT staff is to spend 80% of their time visibly working in your neighbourhood, tackling your priorities.
Most people who call at your door are genuine but some are not. They could be thieves or conmen trying to trick their way into your home to steal. That's why it is important to take precautions when people call at your home.
Bogus callers will pretend to be any one of a number of authentic callers such as officials from the council, gas, electricity or water companies. They may say they are workmen needing to make repairs or even claim to be police officers.
Bogus callers are convincing liars and anyone can be taken in by them
Whether it's a child asking for a glass of water or someone offering to tarmac your drive, never let them into your house unless you are sure they are genuine.
A genuine visitor will always make an appointment first, so you should be wary if someone turns up unexpectedly.
When someone calls at your home make sure you take a good look at that person through the window or by using the door viewer.