Hello! I am PC 40495 Tom Warwick and I am one of your new Neighbourhood Specialist Officers covering the North of Tandridge, primarily Warlingham, Woldingham, Chelsham, Farleigh, Tatsfield and Titsey.
I have been a PC with Surrey Police for almost 10 years, working primarily out of Reigate Police Station on one of the Response teams based there. This means that I have attended and dealt with all manner of crimes over the years, usually being one of the first Officers on scene.
I have recently joined the Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team as I feel that Community based Policing is a key part of fighting and preventing crime. Neighbourhood Policing has seen a growth of Officers in recent months, taking the Tandridge Team from 2 PC’s to 7 PC’s since September which is great news! One of these new Officer’s, PC 41542 Christian Mansfield will also be assisting specifically with your area. Christian is a recently recruited Police NOW Officer. Police NOW is a newly developed recruitment process that identifies Graduates and equips them with core Policing skills required in modern day Policing.
During the winter months, theft related (or inquisitive) crimes always rise due to the earlier nightfall (thieves seem to like the cover of darkness). So far this year the increase has not been as high as it has been in past years, although I suspect that restrictions aligned with COVID-19 may have something to do with this.
The main issues that we have encountered in the North of the Borough recently seem to be Shed burglaries, Catalytic Converter Thefts and Poaching. Vehicle Crime also appears to be fairly consistent throughout Surrey, although does not seem to be massively impacting North Tandridge at the moment.
Below are a few simple things, that you can do to assist with combatting these crimes:
– Ensure that you close and lock any doors/windows/side gates/garages/sheds
– CCTV, I am a huge advocate for these systems. They are a great deterrent, affordable and can be a very valuable tool for us with regards to identifying offenders (I am happy to come and take a look at your property to advise where they would be best placed)
– Make sure your vehicles are locked and you remove any valuable items.
– Look at investing in a steering wheel lock (these really deter would be vehicle thieves)
The list is not exhaustive, however these are some of the key points that can assist you and us.
Christian’s email is Christian.mansfield@surrey.
Be advised that this email is not monitored 24/7, therefore for emergencies or crimes in progress please call 999, or for general crime reporting please call 101
I look forward to working with you all to ensure that the area that you live in remains safe and secure.
PC 40495 Tom Warwick
Neighbourhood Specialist Officer
Caterham Police Station, Timber Hill Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6LD
Tel: 101 ext 30770
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Please be aware that I work on a shift pattern and may not be able to respond immediately.
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