Police Constable Brent Stewart  writes:

I’m pleased to say that the volume of crime has decreased in Greenhithe over the last couple of months. There are a few easy steps we can put in place to prevent us from becoming a victim of crime – 

  • Get to know your neighbours – even if its just to ask to keep an eye on your property if you are away for any length of time.
  • Install sensor lights facing the road.
  • Install CCTV cameras, especially facing the front of your property. There are good quality cameras available at reasonable prices. Don’t be scared to advertise the fact camera’s have been installed.
  • Keep your shrubs and bushes cut back from windows and sliding doors. This will stop people from hiding behind them.
  • Don’t leave scooters, bicycles etc on your front porch or have them visible from the road.
  • Lock your doors and windows when leaving your house.
  • Lock up all garden sheds.
  • Keep your car parked in a lighted area and don’t leave valuables in it or in sight. Anti tamper screws are available to stop your registration plates from being stolen.
  • Call 111 in an emergency, don’t delay and call 105 if the incident is historic.