Crime prevention and safety information
Lincolnshire Police’s Reporting and Advice Centre provides information and advice on some of the most common topics, as well as access to crime prevention advice and the online crime reporting service.
Alternatively you can contact your local policing team.
StreetSafe is a national service for anyone to anonymously tell the police about public places where they have felt unsafe and the reason for it, eg street lighting, abandoned buildings, vandalism, being followed or verbally abused.
Lincolnshire Police will be using the information given to work with partners to make our streets safer.
Ask for Ani
This codeword scheme allows those at risk or suffering from abuse to discreetly signal that they need help and access support. By asking for ANI (pronounced Annie) in a pharmacy such as Boots, a trained pharmacy worker will offer a private space where they can understand if the victim needs to speak to the police or would like help to access support services such as a national or local domestic abuse helplines.
There may come a time when you need to call 999 but talking may put you or others in more danger.
If you are in danger and need the police, but can’t speak:
-Listen to the questions from the 999 operator
-Respond by coughing or tapping the handset if you can
-If prompted, press 55. This lets the 999 operator know that it’s a genuine emergency and you’ll be put through to the police
Hollie Guard App
Hollie Guard is a smartphone app that has been designed to turn your phone into a personal safety device. Shake or tap your phone to activate Hollie Guard - a high pitched alarm sounds and the flash starts to strobe to attract maximum attention.
When going on a journey, you can set a start and end destination before setting off. This will notify your emergency contacts once you arrive safety. An alert will be automatically triggered if you do not arrive at a destination within the parameters you have set.
Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS), also called Clare’s Law, means you can ask if the police have any information about your partner or ex-partner that could mean you are at risk of domestic abuse.
If you are worried about someone else's relationship, you can ask on their behalf under this scheme.
DVDS enables a person who is/was in an intimate relationship with a previously violent or abusive individual to make informed choices about continuing in that relationship or about their personal safety if no longer in the relationship.