Personal Safety

Personal Safety

The South Nottinghamshire Community Safety Partnership continue to work hard to reduce crime across South Nottinghamshire. Measures used to reduce crime include amongst others, high-visibility policing, covert operations, CCTV surveillance and security patrols.

By raising awareness and increasing vigilance we can all help to reduce crime. Here are a few tips to keep you safe when out and about.

Whilst shopping

  • Make sure your handbag, purse or wallet is secure and out of sight and never unattended

  • When typing your PIN number ensure it cannot be seen

  • Always close car windows, use steering lock and lock doors

  • If you have to keep items in your car keep them out of sight in the boot

  • Park in a well lit area, an attended car park or a safer car park displaying Park Mark signage.  For more information about Park Mark visit the link opposite

Using cash points

  • Be aware of your surroundings, use another cash point if you see anything suspicious

  • Check that the machine appears normal before using it

  • When typing your PIN number ensure it cannot be seen

  • Only withdraw money you need, avoid carrying large amounts of cash

  • Put your money and cards away safely before leaving the machine

When out at night

  • Ensure someone knows where you are and when you will be home

  • Plan how you will get home. Keep fares separate from your purse so you can still get home if you lose it

  • Don't leave bags on chair backs and keep purses and wallets close by

  • Drink responsibly, stay in groups, never accept drinks from strangers or leave  drinks unattended

Don't drink and drive

  • Always check taxi driver's identification, never get into an unlicensed taxi

  • When arriving home by taxi or car get your house keys ready

  • Never walk home alone, don't take shortcuts through alleys or open spaces

  • If you are being followed, cross the street and get to a busy place

  • Remember, your safety and well being is far more important than material belongings. Don't compromise your safety for a mobile phone or another valuable item

To find out about crime in Broxtowe check out the Neighbourhood Alert System by following the link below or visit the Nottinghamshire Police website.

In an emergency or to report a crime in progress contact the police on 999

For non-emergencies and enquiries call Nottinghamshire Police on 101

To report crime anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111





Community Safety
tel: 0115 917 3744