The Borough is a safe place to live, work and visit. However, we know that your personal safety is of concern to you so here are some things that can help:
- When you answer the door use a door viewer to check the caller's identity and keep a door chain fitted.
- Never let strangers into your home.
- Always check the identity of officials calling at your door and if in doubt telephone the agency concerned to confirm before you let them in.
- If you have any concerns about callers don't be afraid to call the police.
When out walking
- Keep to main and well-lit paths when you are out at night.
- Don't accept lifts from strangers.
- Where possible walk with a friend.
- Walk facing oncoming traffic.
- Let relatives/friends know where you're going and when you will return.
- Carry a personal attack alarm.
- If you feel threatened find a safe place, such as a shop or other public place, and telephone the police.
In the car
- Keep the car in good order and with enough petrol in it.
- Plan your route so you don't need to ask strangers for directions.
- Let relatives/friends know where you are going and your time of return.
- Keep bags and property out of sight in the car - don't drive with handbags or other property on the front seat.
- Don't give lifts to strangers.
- Carry a torch and coins for the telephone in case of emergencies.
For more information, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01329 824496. You may also find Personal safety advice from Hampshire Constabulary when you are out and about and Home safety advice from Hampshire Constabulary useful.
Neighbourhood Watch can help you to improve home security, to reduce opportunities for crime, to boost community spirit, to take responsibility for your safety, to work with police and to reduce fear of crime. You can see more at Fareham and District Neighbourhood Watch Association and Hampshire Neighbourhood Watch Association including the Isle of Wight .
Safety at work
You can see more information about safety at work in our health and safety section.