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Working in partnership

Tackling rural crime often involves and requires partnership with other agencies outside the police.

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Working in partnership

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Warwickshire Rural Watch

Warwickshire Rural Watch is a free scheme to help combat rural crime in Warwickshire. Visit Warwickshire Rural Watch  to register to receive alerts of incidents in your area, there's also lots of crime prevention advice too.

Rural crime was identified by Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball as an emerging issue in his Police and Crime plan. Funding was made available to fund Warwickshire rural crime projects, which address residents' concerns of rural crime.  Two rural crime coordinators have been appointed and work closely with police. Visit  50 days of focus for an insight into the day to day work of the coordinators.

National Wildlife Crime Unit
The National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) is a national police unit that gathers intelligence on wildlife crime and provides analytical and investigative support to law enforcement agencies. The NWCU deals with the trade in endangered species, illegal taxidermy and auction sales, bat and badger-related offences, marine species, reptile smuggling, wild bird netting, egg collecting, animal health issues and dangerous wild animals.

The Angling Trust
The Angling Trust is the representative body for game, coarse and sea anglers in England. Warwickshire Police work closely with the Angling Trust and has launched Operation Leviathan, a campaign to raise awareness of fish theft, illegal angling and anti-social behaviour around waterways

Natural England
Natural England is a department of the governmental body of the Department of Environment and Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). It combines the work of Countryside Agency, English Nature and Rural Development Service. One of its aims is to conserve and enhance England's natural environment - including the landscape, biodiversity, geology and soils, natural resources, cultural heritage and other features of the built and natural environment. Natural England will provide advice on wildlife management, further it is the governing and enforcement body in relation to the issuing of general licences. If an organisation or member of the public wish to obtain a licence to manage certain wildlife species, for example if you have bats in a building you wish to renovate then you must first apply to Natural England to obtain a licence prior to the commencement or continuation of any work.

RSPCA
The RSPCA, as a charity, will by all lawful means, prevent cruelty, promote kindness to and alleviate suffering of animals.

RSPB
The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and other wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all.