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. 

Our Farm Watch and Horse Watch schemes, which run across Wiltshire, aim to reduce rural crime through improved communication between the police and the public.

What it does

By signing up to Farm Watch or Horse Watch you'll receive free emails and text messages with crime prevention advice, local police and crime updates and information about suspicious activity or incidents relating to farms or horses.

Farm Watch schemes encourage everyone in the farming community to:

  • Be vigilant and to report anything suspicious to the police on 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress
  • Share specialist knowledge to help reduce crime and disrupt criminal activity through 101

How to sign up

You can sign up to receive Farm and Horse Watch alerts by visiting www.wiltsmessaging.co.uk and selecting 'Join'. Follow the step-by-step process to sign up and on step 4, 'Your Community Memberships', select the relevant watch scheme you wish to join.

If you have any further questions you can email the Rural Crime Team

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