Warwickshire Police launch campaign against rural crime

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Warwickshire Police is reinforcing its commitment to the rural community by launching a new campaign ‘Rural Matters’.

The first initiative of the campaign is ‘50 days of focus’, which launched last Thursday, aims to raise awareness of the policing activities happening every day in rural communities to help reduce crime.

Different activities will be taking place every day, from crime prevention advice to information on rural crime operations and these will be highlighted on the Rural Matters online campaign page.

Superintendent Sue Thomas, business lead for rural and business crime said: “50 days of focus is our opportunity to highlight the good work our local policing teams are doing each and every day. When crime occurs in the rural community it can have a major impact on the victim, it can affect their livelihood and their ability to do business when items are stolen or damaged and it can also create a fear of crime in isolated rural locations.” Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball, said there was a ‘tremendous amount of good work’ being carried out.