Burglar gives students a lesson in security

A former burglar has joined forces with West Midlands Police to help keep students safe.

In a hard hitting film, Chris – speaks candidly about this past offending and how he deliberately targeted dozens of student homes because “they’re a soft touch” and goes on to share simple advice on how to stay safe.

Click on the following link to watch the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEPMqIKsveg

Visit our website for more information at http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/

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Breast Cancer NOW

Kate who is one of the community wardens is cycling from London to Paris in the hope to raise £1000 for Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer now is the largest breast cancer research charity, with a goal that no one will die of breast cancer by 2050.

Please help her by giving whatever you can by clicking on the link below:

https://l2p17.everydayhero.com/uk/cycling-for-breast-cancer

The more people she can reach about Breast Cancer Now, the greater the impact!! So please spread the word.

Thank you for any contribution you can make

Sexual Assaults

A 53-year-old man will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today charged with rape and sexual assault, following a series of attacks in the South Birmingham area.

Elvis Sidaway, of Fountain Road, Edgbaston is charged with one count of rape and seven counts of sexual assault in connection with offences committed in Selly Oak, Quinton and Edgbaston between November 2016 and January this year.

Personal Safety

Personal Safety

  • Let someone know where you are going.
  • Plan ahead and know how you are going to get home at the end of a night out.
  • Take a mobile phone with you.
  • Ensure you have the numbers of some local taxi firms.
  • Always leave a restaurant/club/pub with a friend or group of friends. Do not walk home alone or let others do so.
  • Carry a personal alarm with you.
  • Avoid dark and narrow alleyways and quieter areas, if possible.
  • Take diversions into more populated areas if there is a suitable route, even if this takes a little while longer.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times – do not use headphones whilst walking.
  • Call the police on 999 or raise the alarm locally  by screaming/shouting/running.

look at http://www.saferstudents.west-midlands.police.uk for further safety advice.

Do you want to know what’s happening where you study, live and work?

Do you want to know what’s happening where you study, live and work?

Pop along to the police room at the University of Birmingham tomorrow from 11.00-13.00 and we can sign you up

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Our communities play a crucial part in helping us prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour. We are constantly working to improve the flow of information between WMP and the people living and working across the West Midlands in order to make a greater impact in the prevention and detection of crime and anti-social behaviour.

If you live, work or have an interest in the West Midlands, please register now to become a recipient of messages of information, crime alerts and witness appeals local to you. Just click on the JOIN button on the front page to sign up.

As a registered recipient you will not only benefit from two way messaging but will also hear about positive police action in your community, help identify suspected or wanted criminals or learn about community groups, events and meetings in your area.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS NOT FOR REPORTING CRIMES OR INCIDENTS – TO REPORT THESE PLEASE CONTACT WEST MIDLANDS POLICE ON 101 OR 999 IF AN EMERGENCY.

Are you a landlord or letting agent???

Are you a landlord or a letting agent and rent a property out in Selly Oak, then come along to the local lettings forum meeting that the police run!

Come along on: Monday 30th January 2017 at 10.30am in the Mandela Room at The Guild, University of Birmingham.

If you wish to attend can you please let PCSO 31160 Barrington know either by twitter on @sellyoakpolice or email c.m.barrington@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-Social Behaviour; Acting in a manner that is causing or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as the perpetrator.

Anti-Social Behaviour can include the following;

– Residents being noisy when going out and returning after nights out.

– People shouting and singing loudly at various times of the evening and night.

– Residents having noisy house parties, with excessive noise spilling out in the street.

– Drinking open vessels of Alcohol in the street.

Please follow these simple steps to minimize any disruption:

– If you do wish to have a house party tell your neighbours or even invite them. Give them      a contact number for someone at the party.

– Leave your property in smaller groups, Get taxi’s to your destination and wait inside your    property for the taxi.

– Please be considerate when having people round your house before and after a night out,    don’t invite large numbers of people back to your property. Keep your windows and doors    closed at all times to keep the noise inside, and keep the volume of music to a minimum.

– Do not drink Alcohol in the street, walk in small groups, and do not shout or sing to each     other.

Those found responsible, will be dealt with using a joint Police and Student Wardens response.

To report any ASB please contact,

Police: 101

Community Wardens: 0121 2512300

Burglary Advice

Properties without security measures in place are more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures. The majority of burglars are opportunists who gain entry into your home through an open door or window. Top tips on preventing burglaries:

  • Keep all windows and doors locked and secure.
  • Keep your side gate locked.
  • Keep valuable items, such as laptops and mobiles, away from external view.
  • Keep keys out of sight and in a safe place, do not leave keys in locks.
  • Make sure you have strong doors and windows – talk to your landlord if you have any concern.

Do you want to know what’s happening where you study, live and work?

Do you want to know what’s happening where you study, live and work?

Sign up for free

Stay connected

Have your say

http://www.wmnow.co.uk

Our communities play a crucial part in helping us prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour. We are constantly working to improve the flow of information between WMP and the people living and working across the West Midlands in order to make a greater impact in the prevention and detection of crime and anti-social behaviour.

If you live, work or have an interest in the West Midlands, please register now to become a recipient of messages of information, crime alerts and witness appeals local to you. Just click on the JOIN button on the front page to sign up.

As a registered recipient you will not only benefit from two way messaging but will also hear about positive police action in your community, help identify suspected or wanted criminals or learn about community groups, events and meetings in your area.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS NOT FOR REPORTING CRIMES OR INCIDENTS – TO REPORT THESE PLEASE CONTACT WEST MIDLANDS POLICE ON 101 OR 999 IF AN EMERGENCY.