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You could help keep your community safer in Hertfordshire by joining our CCTV Watch scheme.
“We know that CCTV, doorbell cameras and other security devices not only act as a deterrent to burglars and other criminals, but they are also invaluable in helping us to catch criminals in the act and provide indisputable evidence,” said Detective Chief Inspector Pete Frost.
There are over 5,000 residents already signed up to our CCTV Watch scheme.
It runs alongside Neighbourhood Watch, which uses the award-winning OWL (Online Watch Link) system which has over 170,000 Hertfordshire residents signed up.
He explained: “It works as part of our hugely successful OWL scheme where residents receive local messages about policing and other community safety matters. Those signed up to CCTV Watch will only receive contact from police if a crime has happened in the vicinity, for example a neighbouring burglary. We are taking a prevention first approach by being able to contact those with CCTV and doorbell cameras rather than just doing door to door enquiries, when we know the majority of residents may not be at home. This way, we can quickly and efficiently contact residents and, if needed, arrange to meet when it is convenient for them.”
You can join the OWL scheme (Opens in a new window) and select CCTV Watch from the menu of other Watches available or you can send contact details to the Watch Liaison Officers (Opens in a new window).
Residents are also encouraged to sign up to the OWL (Online Watch Link) (opens in a new window) where you will receive emails about crime and local news at OWL or you can download the OWL app under ‘OWL crime alerts.’ You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter @HertsPolice.
You can report information or intelligence online or by speaking to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat. You can also call the non-emergency number 101.
Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form (Opens in a new window).