Welcome to Hartlepool Crime Prevention Panel

Helping you to stay safe

We are a registered Charity (Charity Number 519171) that delivers crime prevention schemes in Hartlepool.

The Panel’s key aim is to work in partnership with the public and private sectors to promote and contribute to the reduction of crime and victimisation in Hartlepool, some of which you can see as you continue through the website.

Hartlepool Crime Prevention Panel

Mission Statement

The Hartlepool Crime Prevention Panel exists to nurture ideas and put projects and initiatives into action with the aim of reducing crime and the fear of crime within Hartlepool, making it a safer place in which to live work or visit. We shall achieve this through partnership with statutory, governmental and voluntary organisations.

Don’t be a victim

It’s a fact that car crime is on the increase, however by simply removing your valuables from show can help you avoid the chances of becoming another car crime statistic.

Don’t be a victim

Opportunist thieves are trying doors in our area in the hope of finding one unlocked. Protect your property and valuables and lock rear doors when not in use.

Don’t be a victim

In an emergency or life threatening situation call 999. For all non emergency or life threatening situations call 101

Advice to help you stay safe

Follow these tips below

We have put together some simple and straightforward tips below to help you stay safe and to help you from being another statistic and a victim of crime.

Tips to beat the burglar.

Burglars can strike at any time of the day or night and most burglaries can be prevented by securing your home.

The majority of burglars are opportunists and in 3 out of 10 burglaries, access tends to be gained through an open door or window.

These simple tips will help you BEAT the burglar.

2/3 of burglars will get in through a door and 1/3 through a window so security of these areas is vital.

  • Consider using lamina
  • If you are replacing windows in the home, install ones certified to British Standard PAS 24-2 known as ‘windows of enhanced security’
  • ted glass with a thickness of 6.4mm or greater, especially on ground floor and accessible windows as it’s much harder to break than conventional glass
  • Fit window locks

Doors and their surrounding frames should be strong and in good condition. If your front and back doors aren’t secure, neither is your home.

  • If you are replacing a door, improve your security by installing one that is certified to British Standard PAS 24-1 otherwise known as ‘doors of enhanced security’
  • If your door doesn’t have a window to help you check who’s at the door, fit a door viewer and chain
  • Make sure hinges are sturdy and secured with strong, long screws. For added security fit a pair of hinge bolts.
  • Never hang a spare key inside the letterbox – it’s a place that a thief will check.
  • Keep your doors locked even when you are at home. If you have a UPVC door, be sure to lock it properly by lifting up the handle and using a key.

Burglars are less likely to target a house with an alarm so it’s advisable to fit one.

The type of fencing, hedging or walls around a property can attract or deter thieves.
Check for weak spots where a thief could get into your garden, for example, a low sagging fence or a back gate with a weak lock.

Reduce the risk of bike theft

If you have an expensive bike, consider registering it so that the police can trace your bike back to you if they find it. To register your bike you’ll need to find your frame number, which is usually near the handlebars, below the seat post, by the pedals or towards the back wheel.
Cleveland Police offer these registration services,along with security marking your bike. If you contact your local policing team on 101 and arrange for your bike to be taken to your local police station, officers will be happy to help.

Insuring your bike may be worth considering. Home insurance policies can often be extended to include your bike when it is at home and more valuable bikes can be insured separately to provide cover when you’re out and about. Take a photo of the bike and write down the frame number.

There are three simple ways of cutting the risk of bike theft:

  • A good lock
  • Using the lock effectively
  • Choosing the right location to lock it up
  • Choosing the right location to lock it up
  • Remove any item that can’t be locked down such as pumps, water bottles etc.

TIP!Lock your bike up, no matter how short a period of time you intend to be away from it. Even if the bike is visible from where you are, remember that a person riding a bike is faster than another running after them!

Latest news from the panel

The Hartlepool Crime Prevention Panel website is now live

2019 – 2020 Meeting Dates TBC

We currently meet By Monthly, usually for a few hours on an Evening at The Blacksmiths Arms, Stockton Street Hartlepool. We are always looking for members to join us – feel free to call in on one of these days








All Monday Evenings, and commencing at 7.00pm

Crime Prevention Advice

FREE pdf downloads from HCPP

Download our information sheets below

Our information pdf’s are completely free to view and download from our website and are full of really useful information on staying safe and reducing the chances of becoming a victim of crime.

Simply click on the relevant link and it will open up the document. From there you can read or print it out.

Our Partners

Website links : Our partners:

http://www.cleveland.police.uk/   Cleveland Police Homepage

http://www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk/Home.aspx Cleveland Police & Crime Commissioners Home Page

www.saferhartlepool.co.uk Safer Hartlepool Partnership Homepage

https://www.vcas.uk/ Victim Care and Advice

http://www.hartlepool.gov.uk/a_to_z/service/1345/crime_prevention Hartlepool Borough Council Community Safety

Useful links

http://www.cleveland.police.uk/advice-information/Community-Safety-and-Crime-Prevention.aspx   Cleveland Police Crime Prevention advice

https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ Report a crime – Crimestoppers

https://www.clevelandconnected.co.uk/ Join Cleveland Connected for up to date local information sent to you by text or email concerning crime trends and appeals etc

http://thecrimepreventionwebsite.com/   Ran by Calvin Beckford, a former Met Crime Prevention Designer Adviser with a wealth of Experience, this website offers good crime prevention advice.

http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/ The national Neighbourhood Watch website

https://www.police.uk/crime-prevention-advice/   Crime Prevention advice from the Home Office

https://www.immobilise.com/ Register your valuable Free of charge. In the event of items being stolen and recovered, traceability of the owner becomes much easier if the items are marked and registered.

Contact Hartlepool Crime Prevention Panel

You can contact the Hartlepool Crime Prevention Panel by filling in the form below, or alternatively by calling us on 07717 330024 or emailing us at info@hartlepoolcrimeprevention.org.uk

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