MEET THE TEAM
Date/Time: 3 Aug 2015, 10:30
End Date/Time: 3 Aug 2015, 11:30
Location: WESTGATE CHAPLE LEWES,
Your Local Neighbourhood Policing team will be providing three monthly meeting opportunities for Lewes district Residents to meet members of our team.
We will be able to inform you of upcoming campaigns, incentives and events, plus update you on those which have run since the previous meet and greet.
We will provide crime prevention advice, offer reassurance and assistance where required.
If you have any Community Policing related questions, this will be an opportunity to have them answered.
If you have an event you would Like a PCSO to attend or any more pressing issue in the mean time, please contact Sussex police on 101 for non emergency incidents or in an emergency on 999.
You can also get help, advice and information via our Website www.sussex.police.uk.
Over the next few months we will be helping to assist our communications team with a campaign to increase assistance for those in our communities with Speech or Communication Difficulties.
A card has been created which can be applied for through our website at www.sussex.pnn.police.uk/pegasus
How does he Pegasus Card work?
If you need to call the police in an emergency, you shouldnt have to worry that the person on the other end of the phone wont be able to understand you.
When you register for a free Pegasus card, you tell us the information wed need to know about you in an emergency. You are then given a PIN number on your Pegasus card.
If you need to contact us by phone:
When the police answer, you say Pegasus and tell them your PIN.
They will use your PIN number to confirm your name, address and communication requirements.
If you need to contact us in person:
Show the emergency services representative your Pegasus Card
The officer will then be able to find information you have given us
This means they will be able to help you more easily.
Who can register for a Pegasus Card?
Anyone who has a disability or condition that may make it hard to communicate with the police in an emergency or difficult situation can register.
How can you register for a Pegasus Card?
Visit our website www.sussex.pnn.police.uk/prgasus and complete the form or call 101
If you re deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired you can call 101 using the textphone number 18001 101.
Issue raised on 2 Apr 2015
This will be an ongoing priority for the whole district. If you have any other priority issues you wish to discuss please go along to your local Community Panel meeting where the topic of discussion is the Neighbourhood priorities for your specific area.
Priorities for the District at this time are raising awareness of scams and educating people in our communities about how to reduce the risk of falling victim to crime.
With this in mind, please take a few moments to read the information below, which relates to Scams. There has been a rise in the number of reported incidents of fraud right across the country.
These simple guidelines will help you to identify when a scam is taking place.
Issue raised on 17 Apr 2015
Remember the 10 Golden rules to beat the Scammers.
1.Be suspicious of all Too Good to be true Offers and deals.
There are no guaranteed get-rich quick schemes.
2.Do not agree to offers or deals immediately. Insist on time to obtain independent / legal advice before making a decision.
3. Do not hand over money or sign anything until you have checked all the credentials of the company / individuals.
4.Never send money to anyone you dont know or trust (whether in the UK or abroad) or use methods of payment that you are not comfortable with.
5.Never give banking or personal details to anyone you do not know or trust. This information is valuable, make sure you protect it.
6.Always log onto a website directly rather than clicking on links provided in an email.
7.Do not rely solely on glowing testimonials: find solid independent evidence of a companys success.
8.Always get independent / legal advice if an offer involves money, time or commitment.
9.If you spot a scam or have been scammed, report it and get help. Contact Actionfraud 0300 123 2040 or online at actionfraud.org.uk Contact the Police if the suspect is known or still in the area.
10.Do not be embarrassed to report a scam. Because the scammers are cunning and clever there is no shame in being deceived.
By reporting you will make it more difficult for them to deceive others.
From the little book of big scams (available through the Sussex police website www.sussex.police.uk or form Actionfruad on the web address listed above.