The Community Safety Partnership is combating acquisitive crime by using SelectaDNA, a forensic property-marking scheme to protect household valuables. In the first four years of the scheme, the number of residential burglaries dropped 33%.
Burglary packs are given to all victims of domestic burglary and include a SelectaDNA kit and advice on improving home security. The initiative has also been adopted in areas of Holland, Germany, Belgium and Australia.
Twice Lock It or Lose It campaign
Bike theft is one of Richmond borough Police's top priorities in 2013. Read our preventing cycle theft page for advice on keeping your bike safe.
If you don't remove it - you might lose it
A new Operation Lockout campaign and leaflet has been produced reminding residents to remove valuables from their cars, even when they are hidden or out of sight under the seat, boot or in a glove box. The campaign is aimed at reducing levels of theft from motor vehicles in Richmond upon Thames.
For more information about how to avoid becoming a victim of crime read these useful tips(pdf, 106KB).
Crime prevention advice and security marking
Your local Safer Neighbourhood Police Team and the Operation Lockout Roadshow attend around 50 community events each year to offer free crime prevention advice, cycle security marking and mobile phone marking.
- Tuesday 4 June 7pm. LFB consultation meeting. Clarendon Hall, York House, Twickenham
- Saturday 8 June 10am - 2pm. Marshgate School Summer Fair, Richmond
- Sunday 9 June 10am - 2pm. Police Station Open Day. Twickenham Police Station
- Thursday 20 June 12 noon - 2pm. Richmond Riverside below Whittaker Avenue
- Saturday 22 June 12 noon. Cambridge Park Community Day
- Saturday 29 June 12 noon. Mortlake Summer Fair
- Sunday 7 July 11am. Twickenham Green Fair
- Friday 12 July 7pm. Hampton Concerts, Hampton open air pool
- Saturday 13 July 9am - 4pm. Barnes Fair, Barnes Green SW13
- Friday 26 July 7pm. Hampton Concerts, Hampton open air pool
All events may be subject to cancellation in bad weather conditions.
Cycle marking can also be done by contacting your local Safer Neighbourhood Police Team.
Keeping crime out of our borough advice leaflets
- How secure is your home?(pdf, 3346KB) this Metropolitan Police guide to home security provides advice on front and back doors and window security, lighting, alarms, garden & garage security, property marking and communal doors.
- How safe are your tools and cycles in your shed?(pdf, 274KB)
- Take care when out and about(pdf, 246KB)
- Secure your vehicle(pdf, 229KB)
- Fishing for keys(pdf, 243KB)
- Get the lived-in look(pdf, 255KB)
- Bicycle theft(pdf, 244KB)
- Stay safe when trick or treating(pdf, 208KB). Here is an example of one of the many No Trick or Treat posters which you can download off the internet
- Bonfire night(pdf, 272KB)
- Don't get on the wrong Christmas list(pdf, 547KB). Here is some advice on security marking valuable Christmas gifts before you wrap them.
Contact the Community Safety Partnership
Operation 'Lockout' Project Coordinator
Community Safety Partnership
The Community Safety team’s phone and mailbox are monitored during normal office hours. For assistance at other times, see the CSP A-Z of Frequently Asked Questions