Caravan Watch is a free Essex Police led scheme, now covering all parts of the leisure industry that involves non-permanent accommodation (NPAs).
This includes static and touring caravans, chalets, mobile homes, camper vans, tents, and beach huts.
Caravan Watch is not only suitable for owners or tenants of NPAs but also owners or tenant associations, site owners or managers, security staff, storage site owners or managers, and also individuals that regularly use such facilities.
How does caravan watch work?
Any victim of a crime involving an NPA will know the inconvenience and financial loss caused to themselves and their family. Loss of or damage can spoil years of holiday memories and recreational investment, and higher insurance premiums can also affect members of the NPA fraternity, whether or not they have suffered a theft.
Through a dedicated Essex Watch Liaison Officer, we provide you with weekly emailed reports about crimes relating to all NPAs, so that you can be aware of what is happening in your area or at the location of your NPA.
This enables you not only to be aware of the types of crimes that are occurring but also to consider your security and perhaps take additional measures so that you do not become a victim.
From time to time we will also send out crime prevention advice and other topical matters that may be of interest to you.
To improve communication between the non-permanent accommodation community and the police.
Encourage crime prevention measures to protect property.
To increase the detection of non-permanent accommodation related crime.
To encourage members to report any crime or suspicious activity as soon as possible, whether at home or while on holiday.
To improve communication between members and the police.
To increase the detection of crime by utilising the knowledge of members to identify suspicious activity or vehicles and reporting that information to the Police as soon as possible, whether at home, or away.
To encourage members to take crime prevention measures to protect their property or their site.
Joining caravan watch
If you'd like more information about our caravan watch scheme, or to register your interest, please contact us.