Chorleywood Parish Council contributes to Hertfordshire Constabulary for two PCSOs dedicated to the parish.
PCSO Alyssa Kite and PCSO Allan Waller are responsible for patrolling the Chorleywood area and work with schools and vulnerable groups as well as undertaking their community policing duties. If you see them, please stop and say hello.
Chorleywood policing is covered by the Rickmansworth and District Neighbourhood Team.
• Rickmansworth Neighbourhood Team Office & Non-Emergency 101
• Always remember to ring 999 in an emergency
Help Prevent Keyless Vehicle Theft
There have been a number of vehicle thefts in Chorleywood in recent weeks. Most of these have been keyless vehicles. People can protect their vehicles by putting the keycard in protective pouches whilst in the home. These can be purchased very cheaply on the internet or through the OWL services. More information is available in the attached leaflet.
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Share your views on antisocial behaviour
Antisocial behaviour (ASB) is serious and can devastate communities, but everyone can play a role in tackling it.
During #ASBawarenessweek you can tell us about your experience of ASB where you live, the effect it has on your life as well as your knowledge around ASB in general.
Visit www.bit.ly/asb-herts to share your views. There are less than eight questions, and all responses are completely anonymous. Your responses will help shape how ASB is dealt with in Hertfordshire.
Police Feedback Tool
What should your local police focus on in Chorleywood?
Click here for further information: www.bit.ly/police-chorleywood
Police Contact Advice
- Telephone 999 in an emergency where there is a danger to life or a crime is in progress.
- Telephone 101 for non-emergencies where police attendance is required, to report a crime or to report any other incidents.
- Alternatively, visit www.herts.police.uk/contact to report a non-emergency crime online or chat to a police operator live via our web chat
Burglary Crime Prevention
I am writing to request you do a security check of your homes, sheds and outbuildings now that summer has come to an end and the nights are drawing in.
Tips to prevent Burglary:
- Check all downstairs windows and doors are locked and secure before you leave or go to bed. If you are going out, lock upstairs windows too (if you remove keys, ensure you have a fire escape plan.)
- Don’t leave car keys, mobile phones, wallets or other valuables on window sills, in hallways or in any other visible place.
- Double-lock UPVC doors by lifting the handle and locking it to engage the security features.
- Use timer switches on lamps to give the impression someone is at home. Ensure your driveway/pathway is well lit overnight – we advise using low level LED ‘Dusk to Dawn’ lighting rather than sensor lighting as false activations from animals/trees mean people become passive and don’t react.
- Secure your rear garden: lock rear gates, securely lock sheds and garages and keep tools and ladders locked away as they could be used to break into your home. Cover items up such as lawnmowers and high value items so that they cannot be easily seen from outside.
- Consider a sensor activated doorbell camera if this would cover your driveway area. These systems can alert you to your smartphone if there is any movement. For example – a ‘Secured by Design’ Ring doorbell. Hertfordshire residents can currently received a discount on selected Ring products by visiting.
Don’t make it easy for criminals. Please be vigilant and do report any suspicious activity or behaviour in the area via 101.
Further crime prevention advice can be found on our website:
Police Community Support Officer
Fire Kills but You Can Prevent It!
Safe & Well visits are carried out by uniformed officers free of charge. You will receive advice on making your home safe and on staying well. Fire and Rescue Service will fit smoke detectors where necessary and check your existing ones. With a working smoke alarm, you are 4 times more likely to survive. Safe & Well visits are available to anyone. It won’t cost you a penny, but it could save a life.
Everyone can benefit from fire safety advice, but some groups in our community may be at greater risk. Help is available so get in touch online or by telephone on 0300 123 4046
If you are worried about a young person’s or child’s behaviour around fire you can report it anonymously at Report dangerous behaviour around fire.
Make a fire escape plan
If there is a fire in your home, it’ll be much easier for you to escape if you’ve already thought about the best way to get out quickly.
- Work out an escape route and keep it clear of obstructions
- Keep keys to doors and windows accessible
- Check all the family know how to escape
- Tell family or friends who may stay at your home overnight
If a fire starts in your home act fast. Every second counts!
- Raise the alarm
- Get out
- Get others out if you can safely. Don’t risk your own life
- Call the fire service on 999 or 112
- Stay out – don’t go back in for anything