Area Watch Groups
Five Towns Forecourt Watches
A highly successful scheme running in the Wakefield District to tackle non-payment at petrol stations.
The scheme involves having a dedicated Forecourt Crime Officer PC Brian Taylor as a single point for the whole District.
It has created a network of members who can alert the police straightaway to pass on details of vehicles that drive off without payment. These are recorded on a database, and a special pager system alerts all other members of the scheme. CCTV is also used to assist police in following up on incidents.
The scheme currently has almost 50 members. Meetings are arranged on an "as needed" basis. Please contact the Forecourt Crime Officer for information and membership costs.
Forecourt Crime Officer: PC Brian Taylor
Contact Number: 07841 312280
NOTE: Not all Watch Groups offer the same benefits. For more information, contact your nearest Watch Group coordinator.
CRIME ALERT FOR MEMBERS - CAN YOU IDENTIFY THESE PEOPLE?
RECENT THEFTS FROM SERVICE STATION SHOPS HAVE THE SAME MO:-
2 MALES AND 2 FEMALES ENTER THE STORE, THE MALES DISTRACT AND KEEP WATCH WHILE THE FEMALES FILL POUCHES IN THEIR SKIRTS WITH GOODS. THEY TARGET TOILETRIES AND CONTAINERS OF OIL TO SELL LATER. THESE OFFENCES ARE CAPTURED ON CCTV. CRIME SEEN MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO CONTACT THE CRIME SEEN OFFICE FOR MORE DETAILS.