We are supporting the Suzy Lamplugh Trust's National Stalking Awareness Week from 8-12 April 2019.
This year the Suzy Lamplugh Trust are focusing on the impact of stalking on mental health as well as physical well-being.
Deputy Chief Constable Paul Mills, National Policing Lead for Stalking and Harassment, said: "This week as part of national stalking awareness week, we are looking to highlight the impact that stalking offences have on victims and we are encouraging anyone who believes they are subject of ongoing 'Fixated, Obsessive, Unwanted and Repeated' behaviour to come forward so we can work with them to keep them safe.
"Both nationally and locally there has been a significant rise in stalking offences and this reflects increased focus by the police to encourage victims to come forward and to ensure that these offences are properly identified, recorded and investigated".
Superintendent Sarah Robbins, Force Lead for Stalking and Harassment, said: "If a person's behaviour towards you is persistent and clearly unwanted, causing you fear, harassment or anxiety, then it is stalking and you should not have to live with it.
"We take all reports of stalking and harassment extremely seriously and recognise the catastrophic effects this can have on a victim. If you are being stalked or harassed, I urge you to report this to us.
"If you feel you are being stalked, then please call us on 101. However, if someone's behaviour is putting you at immediate risk then please call 999".
Steps to take to help deal with this type of behaviour