Owl Online Watch - www.owl.co.uk
Would you like to be kept informed about crime, suspicious incidents and scams in your local neighbourhood?
OWL (stands for Online Watch Link) is the award-winning communication network used by thousands of residents and businesses in Staffordshire, to receive alerts and advice from Staffordshire Police and Neighbourhood Watch
about incidents in their local area.
Anyone can register, and it is completely free. Already well over 28,000 addresses are registered in Staffordshire and hundreds more are added each month. Your details will not be disclosed.
Messages are sent by official police staff, via email, phone call, fax or text message, about crimes, scams and suspicious incidents, and are targeted to your area only - you will not receive irrelevant messages or advertising.
It can alert you to urgent incidents, often within minutes, such as a bogus-official burglary or a missing child.
Local, personal contact is available by telephone or email, providing advice and reassurance.
Those registered are very positive, with many comments received such as:
"OWL is excellent and makes us villagers feel really cared for"
"Fantastic service. We wouldn't have a clue what was going on in our local area without it"
"We find your service very useful indeed"
"OWL has made us more security conscious, and alert to scams and cold-callers"
"The OWL alerts act as a reminder to remain vigilant at all times"
"I've made a number of changes based on the information received - alerts about computer scams has been
"I cannot sing its praises enough, and my view is that it should be extended as far as possible"
We know it works, and so do thousands of other local people. Crime and scams can happen to anyone. Being aware of what to look out for can help you avoid becoming the next victim.
Register your details at www.owl.co.uk