Inspector - Wardle and West Littleborough

Craig Howarth

Inspector Craig HowarthI am very pleased to be the Inspector covering the areas of Milnrow and Newhey, Smallbridge and Firgrove, Wardle and West Littleborough and also Littleborough Lakeside.
May I take this opportunity to reassure you that I and my team of dedicated officers will be working hard to ensure that we continue to tackle crime in the area with great emphasis being placed on the service that people receive from the Police, a key priority for us is to continue to raise the public’s confidence and through working with Partners we will always try to deliver a service that deals with the issues that matter to you and your families.
With the summer months fast approaching, this brings the lighter nights/warmer weather, this also is the time of year when we usually see a seasonal spike with burglaries due to insecurities. However there are simple steps you can take that will make it far more difficult for criminals and will help minimise the chances of you becoming a victim of crime.
•Keep doors and windows locked at all times – even when you’re inside.
•Don’t forget to lock the door behind you and remove the key from the lock.
•Keep keys, cash and valuables out of sight and in a safe place.
•Door chimes might deter a burglar from entering your property – but remember to always lock your door.
•If you’re outside gardening or hanging out washing, make sure doors and windows are locked.
•Put packaging for expensive items in the bin or take it to be recycled. Don’t advertise what’s in your house.
•Make sure door and window locks are fitted to the appropriate standards. Cheap locks or deteriorating fittings all make your home an easy target for burglars. More info here.
•Check that existing security, such as alarms and external lights are working and use them to protect your home.
•Consider downloading free tracking software for items such as laptops and mobile phones.
•Join or start a Neighbourhood Watch Group and look out for your neighbours.
•If you have a garage use it to store your vehicle out of sight.
The lighter nights also sees a rise in Anti social behaviour, this type of crime covers a wide range of unacceptable activity or behaviour that causes harm to an individual, their community and their environment. The police along with other partner organisations have a responsibility to deal with anti-social behaviour and to help people who are suffering from this type of crime
If you are a victim or are experiencing problems with anti-social behaviour, or have any concerns about it, you should contact your local council or the Police on the non-emergency number, 101. In an emergency, call 999.
As well as reducing crime and bringing offenders to justice, we also want you to feel safe and confident in your area, be reassured we will be working hard to ensure that you receive the best possible service that we can deliver and I will strive to deliver effective Policing that will secure your confidence and allow us to make the area a safer place to live, work and visit. Finally your support is absolutely essential and I would encourage you to contact us on the numbers provided on this website, if you have any concerns or any information relating to crime and disorder in your area.

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