Have you ever thought about making Beckenham a better place, and helping secure our streets? Well now is your chance.
The amazing and courageous Copers Cope coppers (our words not theirs) are always looking for residents to join their Neighbourhood Watch and also for people to act as co-ordinators in their local area. If you are interested in helping to make Beckenham a safer place then please contact them on the details below. You can make a real difference in making Beckenham a safer place.
Telephone 0208 721 2772
By way of a general crime overview, here's an update from their latest newsletter:
Shoplifting offences appear to be improving in the High Street in the last month. We will continue with regular patrols and liase with shops and encourage the use of the shop safe radio. The business watch scheme seems to be working and we have had a few calls from shops where suspects have been recognised. We have given shops further images of suspects to look out for and this has helped with employees being vigilant along with our High Street patrols.
Burglary continues to be a main issue, though there has been a drop in offences in the area. However please be mindful when leaving your property making sure all doors and windows are locked.
Vehicle crime, there are still several offences taking place on a monthly basis but August did seem to show a drop compared to previous months. Most offences continue to be work vehicles where tools have been left and vehicles unlocked.