'Rural Matters' is campaign to help reduce crime in rural areas.
'Rural Matters' is a campaign to help reduce crime in rural areas.
We are committed to targeting criminals and taking action. If you're a victim of crime in a rural area, please report it - it will be investigated. Please call police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
We work in partnership to find the best, most effective way of tackling rural crime. Visit Warwickshire Rural Watch for more information.
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Working in partnership
Tackling rural crime often involves and requires partnership with other agencies outside the police.
The policing of wildlife crime is a specialist subject. Wildlife crime is committed when an offence under certain Acts of Parliament has been breached, this section contains useful links to legislation.
In this section you will find advice and related links for heritage crime, equine crime and other types of rural crime.
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Poaching has traditionally been defined as the illegal hunting, killing or capturing of wild animals, usually associated with land use rights. There are many methods of poaching including the use of weapons, poisons, explosives, snare traps, nets and cages. Lamping is also used at night (the use of a spotlight to impair an animals natural defences).
Cross border operations
Targeting rural and cross border crime
Warwickshire Police, West Mercia Police and partners have launched Operation Leviathan, a campaign to raise awareness of fish theft, illegal angling and anti-social behaviour around waterways
50 days of focus 2016
50 days of focus' will raise awareness of the policing activities happening each and every day in rural communities to help reduce crime. Different activities are taking place every day, from crime prevention advice to information on rural crime operations.
50 days of focus 2015
'50 days of focus' aims to raise awareness of the policing activities happening each and every day in rural communities to help reduce crime. Different activities are taking place every day, from crime prevention advice to information on rural crime operations.