Wiltshire is a mainly rural county and our rural communities can often feel vulnerable and isolated due to their remote locations.
Farms have a great deal of valuable equipment and assets spread over large areas of land. This can often provide easy opportunities for thieves.
Horse owners can also amass a large amount of equipment that would be costly to replace, stored in yards and stables. Often farm yards, land and stables provide easy opportunities for thieves.
What it does
Farm Watch and Horse Watch aim to reduce rural crime through improved communication between the police and the public; enabling you to be informed of any current incidents, be equipped to inform neighbours and take your own precautions if necessary to prevent your own farm or stable being targeted.
How to sign up
You can sign up to receive Farm and Horse Watch alerts direct to your email by Community Messaging and selecting 'Join'. Follow the step-by-step process to sign up and on step 4, 'Your Community Memberships', tick the boxes for the relevant watch scheme you wish to join.
By signing up to Farm Watch or Horse Watch you'll receive free emails or text messages with crime prevention advice, local police and crime updates and information about suspicious activity or incidents relating directly to farms or horses.
We encourage everyone in farming, rural communities to:
If you have any further questions you can email the Rural Crime Team