Get 49 times more protection against burglary by installing a ‘WIDE’ combination of security devices*

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A 'WIDE' combination includes:

  • Window locks
  • Indoor lights on timer switches
  • Double door locks or deadbolts
  • External lights on a sensor

Speak to us an an event

As we work towards safer days and nights for all, your local officers will be available to speak to you. Come and speak to us at one of our burglary events. You can also buy forensic property marking liquids from us at cost price. Scroll to the bottom of this page for dates or click here.

Free timer switch devices are also available when you sign up to Your Community Alerts at one of these events.**


Forensic Marking Kit discounts and videos


Burglars look for opportunities:

They want to find empty-looking homes, where they can’t be seen by neighbours and where they can get in and out quickly. Take away their opportunities by installing the ‘WIDE’ combination of security devices and by carrying out the following actions:


Is your back gate your weak spot?

2019-10-Burglary-Website---Icon---Gate.png Stop access to your back garden. It is really important. Install strong fences and gates and make sure they are kept locked. Make it difficult for burglars to climb over them by adding trellis and spiky plants. Burglars enjoy the privacy of a back garden as it allows them to spend the time they need to get into your home often by smashing patio doors.

 


Install CCTV or digital doorbells

2019-10-Burglary-Website---Icon---Gate.pngInstall external CCTV or digital doorbells. Burglars don’t want to be seen and these devices can capture evidence we can circulate amongst our officers and the public.

See guidance on installing domestic CCTV here at gov.uk by clicking here.

 


Can your neighbours see your entrances and exits?

2019-10-Burglary-Website---Icon---Gate.pngIncrease the visibility of the entrances and exits of your home. Cut back and remove any plants, bushes and high fencing that block your neighbour’s view of your home. Burglars do not want to be seen as they may get caught.

 

 


Mark your property with forensic marking liquids

2019-10-Burglary-Website---Icon---Gate.pngUse forensic marking liquids to increase the likelihood of getting your belongings back. These liquids act like DNA evidence and can be used to link recovered property back to you. Popular brands include SmartWater, SelectaDNA and ImmobiDot. You may be able to purchase these kits at a discounted price from us at our events as well as through your local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.

 


Check if valuables are on show

2019-10-Burglary-Website---Icon---Gate.pngCheck what valuables can be seen from the outside of your home. If there are items that may look tempting to a burglar remove them from view and make sure they are marked with a registered forensic marking liquid.

 

 


Wheelie bins, tools and heavy garden objects

2019-10-Burglary-Website---Icon---Gate.pngWheelie bins left out the front offer burglars help to get over your fences. Tools and heavy objects left out help them smash or force their way in. Put them away.

 

 


Forensic Marking discounts and videos:

As well as being able to get a free timer switch from us at our engagement vehicle events** we will also be selling forensic marking kits.

These kits allow you to apply a clear liquid with a unique chemical signature to your property. The liquid is odourless, colourless, visible under a UV light and very difficult to remove. It's similar to DNA which means that if your property is ever stolen it can be linked back to you.

SelectaDNA marking kits will be available for £12.50 at our engagement vehicle events. These events are listed above.

If you can't make it to one of our events you can also order these kits directly from suppliers such as Immobilse, SmartWater and SelectaDNA. Other suppliers are also available. The online discount codes and links are below:

SelectaDNA - £20.00 with discount code: NHWGLOU
https://www.selectadna.co.uk/nhw

SmartWater - £19.95 discounted 5 year offer:
https://shop.smartwater.com/product/home-security-gloucs/

How to use your SelectaDNA kit:


Events:

Below is a list of the main burglary events for our most recent campaign period using our engagement vehicles. You can talk to your local officers about any policing concerns at these events as well as purchase heavily discounted forensic marking liquids while stocks last.

Free timer switch devices are also available when you sign up to Your Community Alerts at one of these events.**

Date

Time

Policing area

Location

Sun 20 October

1000 – 1500

Gloucester

Gloucester, Seventh Avenue, Tuffley

Wed 23 October

1430 – 1900

Gloucester

Westgate  Street Car Park, The Dukeries, Gloucester City Centre

Sat 26 October

1000 – 1400

Tewkesbury

Winchcombe, At the crossing of Lidcombe Road and Stanley Close

Sat 26 October

1600 – 1900

Forest of Dean

Cinderford, Co-op, Dockham Road

Sat 26 October

1600 – 1900

Gloucester

Matson Shops, Matson, Gloucester

Sun 27 October

1000 – 1500

Stroud

Co-Op, Cains Cross, Stroud

Fri 1 November

1000 – 1500

Tewkesbury

Bishops Cleeve, Tesco Superstore

Fri 1 November

1000 – 1500

Stroud

Cam/Dursley, Tesco Superstore

Sun 3 November

1000 – 1500

Gloucester

Kings Square, Gloucester City Centre

Wed 6 November

1400 – 1900

Cotswolds 

Cirencester, Tesco Superstore

Sat 9 November

1000 – 1300

Stroud

Whiteshill car park, Stroud

Sun 10 November

1000 – 1500

Stroud

Homebase, Stroud

Thur 14 November

1000 – 1500

Gloucester

Kingsway, Gloucester, Tesco Express

Fri 15 November

1400 – 1900

Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury, Morrisons

Sat 16 November

1000 – 1530

Cheltenham

Whaddon, outside Cornerstones

Sun 17 November

1000 – 1530

Cotswolds

Bourton-on-the-Water, Co-op

Tue 19 November

1400 – 1900

Stroud

Stroud, Waitrose

Sat 23 November

1000 – 1300

Cotswolds

Kempsford Village Hall car park

Sat 23 November

1430 – 1700

Forest of Dean

Newent Christmas lights switch on

Sun 24 November

1000 – 1500

Cheltenham

High Street outside M&S

Thur 28 November

1000 – 1500

Cotswolds

Chipping Campden, Back Lane

Sun 1 December

1000 – 1500

Tewkesbury

Stoke Orchard Community Centre

Sat 7 December

1000 – 1500

Forest of Dean

Lydney, Tesco Superstore

Wed 11 December

1400 – 1900

Cheltenham

Gallagher Shopping Park, near Sainsbury's

Thur 12 December

1000 – 1500

Tewkesbury

Gotherington, Gotherington Stores

Mon 13 January

1000 – 1500

Cheltenham

Cornerstones, Whaddon, Cheltenham

Wed 15 January

1000 – 1500

Tewkesbury

Winchcombe Library

Thur 16 January

1000 – 1500

Stroud

Tesco, Stratford Road, Stroud

Thur 16 January

1000 – 1430

Cotswolds

Back End, Chipping Campden

Fri 17 January

1000 – 1500

Stroud

Stratford Park car park, Stroud

Fri 17 January

1000 – 1500

Cheltenham

Charlton Kings Library, Cheltenham

Sun 19 January

1000 – 1500

Tewkesbury

Churchdown Skate Park

Wed 22 January

1000 – 1500

Cheltenham

Lee Close/Brooklyn Road, Cheltenham

Thur 23 January

1000 – 1500

Forest of Dean

Clock Tower, Coleford

Fri 24 January

1000 – 1500

Tewkesbury

Costcutter, Innsworth

Sat 25 January

1000 - 1230

Forest of Dean

Newerne Street Car Park, Lydney

Sat 25 January

1300 - 15:00

Forest of Dean

Alvington Village Hall car park

Tue 28 January

1000 – 1500

Stroud

Paganhill Post Office, Maypole Hall, Stroud

Wed 29 January

1000 – 1500

Stroud

Co-op, Cashes Green, Stroud

Sat 01 February

1000 – 1500

Gloucester

Co-op, Longlevens, Gloucester

Mon 03 February

1000 – 1500

Tewkesbury

Tesco, Churchdown

Tue 04 February

1000 – 1500

Tewkesbury

Costcutter, Innsworth

Wed 05 February

1000 – 1500

Cheltenham

The Library, Prestbury, Cheltenham

Fri 07 February

1000 – 1500

Cheltenham

West End Car Park, Lower High Street, Cheltenham

Sat 08 February

1000 – 1500

Stroud

Homebase, Cainscross Road, Stroud


Your Community Alerts

Receive e-mail alerts about policing from your local officers, Gloucestershire Constabulary, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Neighbourhood Watch by signing up at yourcommunityalerts.co.uk.

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Victim Support

Have you been a victim of burglary?

Visit Victim Support to see what help is available for you:
https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/support-near-you/south-west/gloucestershire

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Crimestoppers

Have you been a witness of burglary and want to report through a partner agency?

Give information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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* Tseloni, A., Thompson, R., Grove, L., Tilley, N. and Farrell, G. (2017). 49x more protection compared to no devices being installed.

** Free timer switches are available only at the listed engagement vehicle events when you sign up for the Your Community Alerts messaging service, while stocks last. If you have already signed up you can claim one free timer switch after showing an officer or staff member an e-mail you have received from the service.