We are delighted to be involved in various projects with our partners.
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Rural and Heritage Watch
Recent reports state that the estimated cost of rural crime is over 49 million pounds in 2023, an increase of 22.1% on the previous year. Within Merseyside alone we receive reports of plant and agricultural machinery theft, wildlife crime, waste offences and hare coursing, all of which are illegal and will not be tolerated. Merseyside Police have developed an improved strategy to prevent and detect such crime and a new Rural and Wildlife team has been formed to prevent and disrupt these types of criminal activities and install protective measures to prevent them from reoccurring.
The Rural and Wildlife team will also provide local farms, rural groups and businesses with support and advice about how to report incidents, offer ongoing crime prevention advice, and if needed, help direct matters to other relevant agencies.
Strong partnerships with neighbouring police forces, local councils, other blue light services and the community will help improve the service offered to rural communities, which also allows for the sharing of intelligence and information to target criminals and prevent rural crime.