Rural Watch

Cheshire Police work together with a range of organisations and individuals within rural communities to build a stronger rural community.

We provide practical help for residents through our Rural Watch scheme and encourage members of the rural community to look out for each other.

Rural Watch is the overarching initiative for the sharing of information across Cheshire’s rural communities to tackle criminality and other issues affecting them.

Rural Watch is operated by local groups who are given advice on improving security and given signs to display to deter criminals.

The main aims of Rural Watch are:

  • To provide Rural Watch signs to deter criminals and anti-social behaviour
  • To encourage telephone and email contact between the community and Cheshire Police about crimes and suspicious activity
  • To encourage rural communities to take crime prevention and deterrent action.

Participating in a Rural Watch scheme can increase feelings of safety and security in rural areas, enhance the prevention and detection of crime, and help Cheshire Police to bring offenders to justice and recover stolen property.

As a Rural watch member you will receive:

  • Regular alerts
  • Crime Prevention advice
  • Information on outstanding rural related crimes.

Please be advised that we may not be able to report on all crimes that come in, but we will do our best to keep you as up to date as possible.

Interested in signing up to Rural watch?

Please email Cheshire.Police.Volunteers@cheshire.pnn.police.uk