Local Police contacts:

Hampshire’s elected Police and Crime Commissioner is Donna JonesDonna Jones (hampshire-pcc.gov.uk),

The District Commander for policing in Havant and East Hampshire is Chief Inspector Habib Rahman.

Our Police Officer for Alton Rural is PC Rebecca Swift (#28990) rebecca.swift@hampshire.police.uk.

Our Police Community Support Officer is PCSO Jessica Ponsford (#18524) jess.ponsford@hampshire.police.uk  

The local Neighbourhood & Prevention Team is led by Inspector Karen McManus, karen.mcmanus@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

Force Crime Stoppers co-ordinator is Simon Wright, crimestoppers@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

Other specialist units include the serious crime squad, traffic officers, dog teams, forensic officers and police helicopters, as well as the 999 response teams based at Alton and the CID at Basingstoke.

Contacts and directions for nearest police stations: Find a police station | Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

Recent crime maps: Alton Rural | Your area | Hampshire Constabulary | Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary

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Binsted parish has several active Local Neighbourhood Watch schemes – local groups which share crime prevention advice and information. If you want to join one of these, or to set up a new group in your area, contact Clerk@binstedparishcouncil.org.uk.

Preventing Fraud:

If you’ve received an email you’re not sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) at report@phishing.gov.uk.

If you’ve received a suspicious text message, forward it to 7726 (free of charge).

If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud online at actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Other online information: Crime prevention | Neighbourhood Watch Network (ourwatch.org.uk).