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Rayleigh Police Station
119 High Street
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- 1 car parking space for disabled visitors
- Induction loop
- Confidential room
- Automatic Door Opening (via push button)
- Customer Care Pack
Current crime in Rayleigh: [updated 07/02/2014]
There have been '82' crimes in Rayleigh in the last 30 days. These
include; 6x thefts from motor vehicles, 3x theft of a motor
vehicle, 11x burglary in dwelling and 9x criminal damages.
The Neighbourhood Policing Team will soon be on Twitter. Watch this
There have been ‘97’ offences in this Fiscal year (which includes
attempts etc.) The internet is full of useful crime reduction
advice or you can contact the team. We strongly urge you to improve
your security in any way you can. Perhaps even create a
neighbourhood watch scheme?
Jewellery is still the most sought after item although ‘Apple’
products and laptops are also popular. There is currently no
recurring point of entry. All parts of the house seem just as
vulnerable. Jewellery should be kept in a safe which does not
necessarily have to cost as much as you think. In some cases
valuable or sentimental items are stolen which would more than
justify the relatively inexpensive purchase of a safe.
Adding an alarm really is worthwhile as it will deter a burglar
from hanging around long enough to take lots of items or search
Other deterrents include: Dogs, PIR or low level lighting and
gravel drives. UPVC doors especially those with an external handle
should be secured by a key.
It is very difficult to prevent damage as they can be committed so
quickly. The offences occur sporadically and all over the
neighbourhood. Often these are committed without any warning or
**THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE**
Secure your vehicle and remove all valuable property.
Popular items to be stolen include; designer sunglasses, SatNavs,
money, wallets, keys and laptops! There isn't really a limit though
as thieves will steal anything on offer.
Police do not have any powers in relation to dealing with noise.
Your Environmental Protection offices at Rochford District Council
are charged with investigating matters of noise. In most
circumstances the problem can easily be resolved by politely
telling the person about it, if they do not know it is a problem
they cannot deal with it. If after a reasonable amount of time
nothing has been done to solve the problem, you can register your
complaint. You can do this by completing the on-line form ‘make a
complaint about a noise’ www.rochford.gov.uk or if you require any
further advice you may contact them by phone on 01702 318111 and
ask for the Environmental Protection Unit, or e-mail
In some cases the noise may be a police matter under ‘anti-social
behaviour’ for example a party being held on a regular basis when
parents are away. Regular meetings are held between the police and
District Council community safety department. If you are in any
doubt or for more advice, please contact us.
Please continue to report anti-social behaviour to your
Neighbourhood Team. There is also a dedicated anti-social behaviour
team at Rochford District Council, 01702 318103. Email
You can report complaints of noise nuisance to Environmental Health
Office at the Council also via 01702 546366. You can find a lot
more information regarding nuisance noise, nuisance neighbours etc.
at www.rochford.gov.uk and following the link to Statutory
**BEAT SURGERIES & NEIGHBOURHOOD MEETING**
If you would like to discuss crime or any other issue, please
attend one of the beat surgeries or Neighbourhood Meetings. Dates
and times are shown on the events tab.
The Neighbourhood Meetings are for anyone that lives in, works in
or visits Rayleigh or Rawreth. We would encourage you to attend to
listen to issues being discussed and have your say. Residents
Associations, any other groups and organisations are more than
welcome. This is not just to discuss Police matters, but any issues
bothering you. If you cannot attend or don’t want to, we are
willing to raise your issues on your behalf. Please just email
details or call the team 101 ext: 490535. Please check the events
tab for more details and dates.
PLEASE NOTE: on rare occasions, an officer may not be available to
attend the meeting due to urgent operational commitments. However
minutes are taken and passed on to the policing team.
It goes without saying that Police are regularly trying to reduce
crime, fear of crime road traffic collisions and anti-social
behaviour within the community. Issues being raised at the
Neighbourhood Meeting will now be found on the ‘Local Priorities’
tab of this web page.
**COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH**
The CSW scheme has been running for just over a year in Rayleigh
& Rawreth. There are currently 9 recognised sites the
volunteers can use. CSW is a partnership between the local
community, local authority and Essex Police. Volunteers are trained
to use speed detecting devices for the purpose of gathering data on
motorists who are speeding. Volunteers are playing an integral part
in improving the quality of life by reducing anti-social behaviour
on the roads but also raising the awareness of the dangers of
If you would like to take part as a volunteer or to find out more
details; please contact Cllr Ian Ward at Rayleigh Town Council on
01268 741880 or alternatively; PC Steve Joynes on 101 extension
Do you have a working smoke alarm?? Have you ever discussed an
emergency escape plan with your family - should a fire happen?? For
further advice call Southend Fire station on 01702 614433.
To find out more information on whether your street is covered by
Neighbourhood Watch, or how to start your own; please contact the
NHW team at Rayleigh on 01268 770519.
Crimestoppers are an independent charity organisation and calls to
them are anonymous. You can report information on; crimes, who is
committing them, drug users & dealers, amongst other matters to
0800 555 111, www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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