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Brierley Hill Church Watch launched by Dudley police

March 6, 2013, 2:03 pm

Church members in Brierley Hill are being invited to join an innovative new scheme to help tackle local crime.

Neighbourhood officers in Brierley Hill have launched the new Church Watch scheme.

Members are able to sign up to receive regular crime prevention and general policing messages from local officers.

The scheme has been piloted at religious establishments in Brierley Hill but the team are now keen to push this out borough-wide.

They are also keen to see if Church Watch has a positive effect on reducing metal thefts, vandalism and general criminal damage in and around the church grounds.

PCSO Neil Bunting is the pioneer for the scheme, he said: “We aim to send you regular updates on latest initiatives and crime prevention advice on personal safety, business security and home and vehicle security.

“I will also be producing a quarterly Church Watch newsletter, which will highlight key areas of business and let you know when our next community meetings are.”

Officers are encouraging other religious groups to get involved. For more information you can email the team at You can also contact the Brierley Hill team by dialling the police non-emergency number 101.

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