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Dear Citizen ,

Thank you for completing our recent survey about priorities for policing in your local area. We had an excellent response. Your feedback has helped us identify particular areas of focus on this beat. They are:

- Rural Crime and Farming Equipment Thefts
- Road Safety
- Fraud

In order to tackle Rural Crime and Farming Equipment Thefts, we are working with the Leicestershire Police Wildlife Unit to increase our understanding of the issue, identify ways to prevent these instances occurring and allocate extra resources where necessary. Most of the Rutland beat team are “Wildlife Trained” officers (and those that aren’t yet will be) and as such have a healthy understanding of and vested interest in these issues. We also work in conjunction with Lincolnshire Police and share information and intelligence across force areas to ensure we have the most up to date and relevant information to help us identify and apprehend criminals where possible.

In order to address Road Safety we have an ongoing campaign of education/prevention and enforcement activity over the Rutland area. If you think we should be in a particular location then please fill out another survey stating where and when this is happening – this will help us be in the right places at the right times to deter people speeding through our villages and towns. We are already working as part of the Safer Rutland Partnership (SRP) to deliver the priority around increasing road safety which includes addressing speeding. We have been and will continue to carry out increased mobile speed monitoring and enforcement operations, so you may see us spread throughout a number of villages in the coming weeks. We have already undertaken an operation in July. There is already enforcement support from our Road Safety Team, and the Safety Camera Van. For the month of August 2020 on the Oakham and Rutland roads over 45 hours of enforcement work was completed resulting in 220 speeding offences being dealt with. September accrued 36 hours of patrol with coincidently another 220 offences.

Preventing Fraud is also important. We have decided to take action to address this by proactively trying to educate as many persons as possible of the dangers of online and telephone fraud. We regularly posts up-to-date information on our media platforms in an attempt to prevent locals people falling prey to these offenders. Please check our social media platforms regularly and re-post/share relevant posts to help your family and friends.

Please rest assured that Rutland continues to be a safe place to work and live and continues to see low crime rates and excellent compliance around current Coronavirus restrictions. The issues referenced above are not widespread, nevertheless we remained committed to making Rutland even safer than it already is.

What you have told us has helped shape our priorities for this beat. My colleagues and I will keep you up-to-date on our progress. You can also follow what we are doing at Rutland Police Facebook page or @RutlandPolice on Twitter.

If you have any further feedback, questions or concerns, please contact us through our social media accounts, by calling 101 and asking to speak with us or say hello when we you see us on the street.

Of course, please remember you can report crime online at or call 101. Please dial 999 in an emergency.

Thank you again for your support.

Your beat officers,

PS 923 Paul Kear
PC 2988 Laurie Appleton
PCSO Di Freeman

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Olivia Dutton (Police, PCSO, Melton and Rutland - Rutland )

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