Kenilworth Residents are praised for great start…

KENILWORTH residents are being praised for showing how important their community is to them. In just over 24 hours since Kenilworth Watch’s CCTV register was launched over 20 responses have already been received from householders wishing to join the community-based scheme.

The new CCTV register, which is already successfully operating in Finham, Coventry, will help Kenilworth Watch in their daily liaison with Warwickshire Police while also contributing towards preventing crime in the area.

The system doesn’t involve live access to people’s CCTV. The register enables a quick way to identify where CCTV is situated across the town, potentially saving hours of footwork by the police in the event of investigating an incident.

A spokesperson for Kenilworth Watch said “We are encouraged with the prompt response in the first 24 hours from residents across our town and community. However, we need to get the message out there because we believe there are many more properties with CCTV and we’d like them to consider joining and signing up to the register”.

“The system which nearby Finham Neighbourhood Watch has designed and given to Kenilworth has the potential to provide a community-wide facility that could be invaluable to our police in saving them time when investigating incidents.”

“The added benefit of getting householders signed up is it sends out a strong message that Kenilworth is not a good destination for those that are considering committing a crime such as a burglary, theft, car theft and criminal damage. The scheme has the potential to demonstrate the community is taking a unified and team approach to preventing crime and detecting offenders.”

The CCTV register is securely stored and managed and meets GDPR requirements. Any householder that has CCTV and would like to join the scheme can do so by emailing their name, address, email and ideally their telephone number to crownwatch@me.com

More details about the newly launched scheme can be accessed here:

https://kenilworthnwatch.com/2020/01/08/how-you-can-help-deliver-a-step-change-in-crime-prevention-and-detection-in-kenilworth/

How you can help deliver a step change in crime prevention and detection in Kenilworth

As 2020 starts, we are pleased and excited to be able to offer what we believe can be a step-change in helping protect our property and community of Kenilworth.

 

Kenilworth Watch has recently been working with Finham Neighbourhood Watch (Finham NHW) who have developed and operate a very impressive CCTV register that helps both detect and deter criminals. It costs nothing but is a significant element in raising the security of peoples homes specifically and the local community and its area generally.

 

Finham NHW has already had some MAJOR successes thanks to being able to provide their local Policing Team with good CCTV evidence from members cameras. We are really excited and very grateful to Finham Neighbourhood Watch who offered to build the same system for Kenilworth to enable us to have a CCTV register scheme that can be operated for our community. We are pleased to confirm that Kenilworth now has a CCTV register in place. If you are a resident that has CCTV we’d like you to consider joining the register.

 

How it Works

 

In the event of suspicious or criminal activity, we already regularly put out crime alerts. From now on, when something has happened we will be able to send a targeted email to residents who are on the CCTV register and who maybe nearby to the incident. The email will ask the householder to review their CCTV to see if it captures anything that might be related to the incident that has been described. For example, an incident report of a motorbike with a pillion passenger riding up and down specific streets trying doors of cars or properties. If the householder identifies images that they think might be useful, they email us the images back. We, with the householder’s permission, can then let our Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team know.

 

Why set up a CCTV Register System

A CCTV register and communications process can save countless hours of police time in trying to ascertain if and where any CCTV that might help is situated and also help identify any CCTV images that might be useful. It is a brilliant way for members of the community to help protect their own and the wider community’s property while at the same time helping our police service to detecting and preventing crime more efficiently.

 

Nearly 200 householders that have CCTV have already signed up with the Finham scheme and the register has already provided some great results in detecting offenders. There’s an added benefit too, deterrence. Word is getting around offenders that it’s best to avoid the area because there’s a much higher chance of offenders being caught because the community are working together.

 

Who can sign up

If you have CCTV all you have to do is let us know, there’s no charge, and your data remains private and confidential.

 

Does the scheme have the support of the police

Yes, Kenilworth’s Safer Neighbourhood Team (Warwickshire Police) supports the creation of a CCTV register by Kenilworth Watch. While Kenilworth Watch will be solely responsible for the operation, maintenance and data compliance of the CCTV register, Kenilworth’s SNT have a daily working relationship with Kenilworth Watch and can see how such a facility can help them detect crime but equally as important deter crime too while saving them time in identifying where CCTV may be situated and then contacting householders.

 

How do I sign up 

It’s simple, if you have CCTV at your house or premises, PLEASE let us know. WE DO NOT require access to your system. All we need is an email address (along with the address of the location of your cameras) so that we can contact you without delay should an incident occur in or around your area.

 

Data Protection

The email and personal address details are held securely, are not shared with ANY third parties. In the event of any images being useful to the police in an investigation, your permission is sought beforehand. The CCTV register meets the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations 2019 (GDPR). Consequently, you can request your personal details are removed and erased completely at any time.

 

When can I sign up

You can do it now by emailing us with your email address (along with the address of the location of your cameras) and ideally a telephone number. Send these details to crownwatch@me.com

 

Where we cover

 We cover all of Kenilworth including Red Lane and Burton Green.

We would point out that there are localised Neighbourhood Watch schemes that operate within parts of Kenilworth and we DO NOT replace those. If you have a local scheme, we’d encourage you to engage with it.

Kenilworth Watch seeks to keep the community as a whole up to date with police alerts and information via an immediate online system that anyone can sign up to that automatically and immediately sends out an email the minute an alert is issued.  The alerts are also sent out directly by Twitter too.

If you’d like to sign up for automatic alerts, then go our website www.kenilworthnwatch.com and enter your email in the subscribe box (it’s free and your email is secure and NOT shared with anyone). You can follow us on Twitter @kenilworthwatch

 

Who can I contact if I need or want more information

Just email us at crownwatch@me.com and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.

Theft from Motor Vehicle – Kenilworth

Please be aware that between 2200hrs on Tuesday 7 January and 0800 on Wednesday 8 January 2020 offenders have broken into a blue Hyundai motor vehicle parked at Windmill Close, (off Lower Ladyes Hill)  Kenilworth by smashing the rear nearside door window. They stole a pale blue leather handbag that was inside the vehicle and which contained a number of gift vouchers.

This is incident 152 of 8 January 2020

If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious or have information about this incident then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Number Plate Theft – Kenilworth

Please be aware that between 1100hrs and 13.00hrs on Monday 6 January 2020 offenders have removed the vehicle registration plates from a grey coloured Honda Jazz motor vehicle that was parked at Forrest Road, Kenilworth.

This is incident 249 of 6 January 2020

If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious or have any information about this incident then please contact Warwickshrie Police on 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Theft leads to Kenilworth Arrest

We are pleased to provide more details about yesterday’s events in Kenilworth that led to the arrest of a shoplifter. On Saturday 4 January 2020 a business in Kenilworth town centre notified Warwickshire Police via the retail radio system that a male shoplifter had stolen a number of items and had left the premises.

PC Anna Brown, Beat Manager for Kenilworth Safer Neighbourhood Team was on foot patrol in the town centre. The male was seen heading away from the town centre. PC Brown engaged in a pursuit on foot, and was able to direct other SNT officers to the male. PCSO Clayton and PCSO Underwood detained the male near Abbey Fields until further assistance arrived.

PC Anna Brown arrested the male, who was then taken into custody.

We are pleased to share these details as the incident demonsrates how our local Safer Neighbourhood Team work alongside their community partners to prevent and detect crime in our community.

Shop Thefts – Prompt Arrest by Kenilworth’s SNT

On Saturday afternoon of 4 January 2020 Kenilworth’s Safer Neighbourhood Team responded to alerts received from retail premises in Kenilworth Town Centre reporting the theft of a number of items. The SNT team responded on foot and with vehicles which resulted in an individual being detained and arrested and a number of items have been recovered.

Theft from Motor Vehicle – Kenilworth

Please be aware that there have been two events that have taken place with parked cars in Crackley Lane, Kenilworth on Friday 3 January 2020. Between 1000hrs and 12.30hrs one vehicle had a handbag removed for the boot while a second vehicle had its front passenger window smashed but nothing was taken.

This refers to incidents 99 & 153 of 3 January 2020

If you think you may have seen or heard something suspicious or have any information about either of these incidents then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111