Caravan Watch

Caravan Watch is a scheme run for, and by, members  of the caravan community and is supported by the police.

Dedicated community co-ordinators in each Caravan Watch area will have a direct link to a local policing team. This allows us to share information about criminal, anti-social and suspicious behaviour in your area that will contribute to reducing crime and improving the quality of life in that area

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • Increase the prevention and detection of caravan related crime
  • Increase community engagement between caravan sites, the police and caravan owners
  • Increase public confidence in the police and other involved agencies

Benefits of the scheme

  • Free access to the Devon and Cornwall Alert (early information regarding crimes or suspicious behaviour)
  • Advice on how to report suspicious activity
  • Access to your local policing team and Caravan Watch co-ordinator
  • Provision of regular caravan crime information in your area
  • Information about security products that reduce thefts and increase the chance of offenders being caught
  • Details on how to register your property and search for details of stolen property prior to buying equipment
  • Signs and stickers for your caravan, sites and equipment showing that you are a member of a police supported initiative

Requirements of becoming a member

Caravan Watch is a free scheme, anyone from the caravan community can join but we request you to:

  1. Register your property on immobilise.co.uk
  2. Register your details with the Devon and Cornwall Alert

For more information about Caravan Watch contact your local policing team.

Keep your caravan and equipment safe and reduce the opportunity for criminals:

  1. Keep your caravan secure and remove items that can be removed, or secure them also.
  2. Marking your possessions and displaying the fact that you have taken such action will deter thieves. Take a look at our crime reduction information on our web site – devon-cornwall.police.uk
  3. Prepare and record a list of all identification numbers. Did you know you can record such information for free on immobilise.co.uk
  4. Keep keys separate and secure at all times.
  5. Use locks that are appropriate and recommended for caravans.
  6. Consider using a wheel lock.
  7. Register your details with the Devon and Cornwall Alert
  8. Join a ‘Caravan Watch’ scheme in your local area – contact the local Neighbourhood Team for details.