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Shed Security Advice 

Below are 3 top tips to help residents make their sheds and outbuildings more secure this spring.

  • Always lock your shed, preferably with two 'hasp and staple' locks (one near the top and one near the bottom of the door) and use an alarmed padlock. 
  • Tools and gardening equipment should always be locked away when not it use. Visibly mark them with your postcode and house number as this can deter thieves and help police identify the rightful owner. Register equipment www.immobilise.com 
  • Ensure bicycles are kept in secure sheds, outbuildings and garages. Consider installing ground anchors if you have a concrete floor. If not, look for Sold Secure security rated products specifically for wooden and metal sheds. 
  • For more detailed security advice, visit the Hampshire & IOW Constabulary website here.

    Hacked Account

    Whether it’s your email, online banking or a social media account, losing access to a digital account can be stressful. Visit the National Cyber Security Centre to view their useful step-by-step guide on how to recover a hacked account.


    New to Hampshire - Launch of two-way messaging service between victims and officers

    A ground-breaking new way for victims of crime to speak directly to the police officer handling their case has been successfully launched across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.


    The Victim's Portal will enable people who have reported a crime to check the status of the investigation, get updated as their case progresses, and message the officer in charge of their case (OIC), all through a link on their phone or computer.


    Click here to read more on our website: Launch of two-way messaging service between victims and officers | Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary




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