211215 Home security at Christmas

The following is a Police Connect message. Police in Suffolk and Norfolk are asking residents across both counties to give the ‘gift of safety’ this Christmas, by looking out for vulnerable relatives and neighbours, in addition to thinking about their own home security. At this time of year some people may feel more vulnerable as […]

211215 PCC urges farmers to take heed of scam alert to protect EU grant payments

The following is a Police Connect message. Farmers are being warned to be extremely wary of any suspicious calls, texts or emails as fraudsters specifically target the agricultural sector when EU grant payments begin to arrive in bank accounts next month.   From December, farmers start to receive large funds through the Basic Payment Scheme […]

141215 Police launch Christmas Campaign and ask everyone to give the ‘gift of sa

The following is a Police Connect message. Residents across Suffolk are being urged to consider vulnerable people this Christmas and help give the ‘gift of safety’ to their friends and family, neighbours and colleagues.   Over the weeks leading up to Christmas, police are asking people to work with them to help keep our communities […]

081215 Warning about distraction thefts in Suffolk

The following is a Police Connect message. Suffolk Police are issuing another warning for the public to be vigilant about distraction thefts, especially in supermarket car parks, in the run up to Christmas. Two incidents have taken place in the car park of Sainsbury’s supermarket, Hadleigh Road, Ipswich. The first happened on Monday 9 November […]

301115 Police launch Christmas drink – drive campaign

The following is a Police Connect message. Motorists who drive after drinking or taking drugs will be targeted by police in Norfolk & Suffolk during a month long campaign starting tomorrow.  The annual Christmas drink driving campaign takes place between Tuesday 1 December and Friday 1 January and will see officers in both counties breathalysing […]

301115 Action Fraud/Get Safe Online Christmas campaign

The following is a Police Connect message. Online shoppers are urged to be extra vigilant as the festive shopping season starts Last weekend, beginning with ‘Black Friday’ on  27 November, was one of the busiest Christmas online shopping periods and it is the most common time of the year for online fraudsters to target victims. […]

301115 Warning after telephone scams

The following is a Police Connect message. Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant after people in Suffolk were telephoned by scammers over the last week. On Thursday 19 November a resident in Hadleigh has received a phone call from offenders claiming to be police officers in London. They were told that there […]

101115 Suffolk SAFEKey

The following is a Police Connect message. Dear Police Connect Member, As T/Chief Constable I wish to update you about ‘Suffolk SAFEKey’, the Constabulary’s online key fob recovery and keyholder database service, which since 2013 has attracted 6,500 members and reunited £20,000* of lost and stolen keys with their rightful owners. What is Suffolk SAFEKey, […]

271015 Don’t be a little monster this Halloween and Bonfire Night

The following is a Police Connect message. People celebrating Halloween and Bonfire night across Suffolk this year are being urged to keep their tricks within the law and treat residents to a show of respect as police step-up patrols across the county.    Suffolk Constabulary officers will be working with residents, partner agencies and local […]

261015 Protecting vulnerable people

The following is a Police Connect message. Is exploitation happening in your neighbourhood?  Exploitation or taking advantage of someone’s vulnerability is something that can affect any neighbourhood, regardless of social or ethnic background.  People can be vulnerable for many reasons including disability, mental ill health, age, isolation or even loneliness.  Many do not see themselves […]