Community safety

We aim to create a borough that is clean, safe and green for everyone.

Anti-social behaviour

For more information about how we deal with anti-social behaviour, and how you can report the problem, please visit our anti-social behaviour page.

CCTV

We provide a 24-hour monitored CCTV system throughout the borough. For more details, please visit our CCTV page

Safety advice 

Home security 

If you’re worried or suspicious, call the Police on 101. In an emergency, call 999.

  • Being safe is much more important than being polite to strangers at the door. It’s ok to say no and close and lock the door. If you’re concerned, don’t open the door.
  • Use a door chain or bar when you open the door, even if you are expecting a visitor.
  • Check ID - genuine callers won’t mind you taking the time to do this.
  • Always keep your back door locked, even if you’re in the house.
  • Don’t feel hassled to buy anything or give out your bank details and passwords.
  • Make a habit of checking that ground floor windows and doors are closed and locked when you leave the house or go to bed.
  • Keep keys, gifts and valuables out of sight. It only takes a minute for opportunist thieves to break in and steal your laptop from the table or car keys on the window sill.
  • Keep a pen and some paper handy. Keeping a record of the number plate of the car driving dangerously or description of a person acting suspiciously may be just what the police need to solve a crime.

Fire safety

Make sure you’re safe from fire in the cold weather.

  • Keep electric heaters away from any paper, curtains, furniture or other flammable materials.
  • Don’t overload plug sockets or adaptors. Using too many extension leads or adaptors can cause sparks.
  • Fit a smoke alarm on every level of your home and test it weekly.
  • For more information or to book a free fire safety check for your home, call 0300 123 4046 or visit www.hertsdirect.org/fire

Phone scam advice  

Advice from Hertfordshire Constabulary for dealing with phone calls you receive.

Challenge the caller:

  • Are you expecting the call?
  • Do you know who is calling?
  • Always suspect anyone you don’t know, regardless of who they claim to be.
  • Do not answer personal questions
  • NEVER part with any of your personal information.

Remember, the police and bank would never ask for such details as your PIN or account numbers. They would also never ask you to withdraw money.

In a phone call, if you feel uncomfortable or suspicious:

  • Leave the conversation.
  • If you are not happy talking to someone or feel suspicious about what they are saying you should end the call by hanging up.
  • After the call, if you think it was suspicious tell the police – call 101.

Remember the caller may not hang up meaning you will be reconnected to them. So please only call when you hear the dialling tone.  Or, use a mobile phone or ask a neighbour or relative if you can use their phone.

So, when you are next called on the phone remember CALL:

  • Challenge the caller
  • Answer NO personal questions
  • Leave the conversation
  • Let the Police know – Dial 101.

Please share this information with your relatives and neighbours.

Fireworks

Dacorum Community Safety Partnership

The partnership aims to make Dacorum even safer and more pleasant, and provide a background where people, communities and businesses can flourish.

Find the meeting dates, agendas, reports and strategic assessment in our committees section.