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Bogus TPS (Telephone Preference Service) callers targeting the elderly. The police are urging residents to be on their guard after receiving reports of bogus telephone calls where the caller claims to be from the “Telephone Preference Service / Agency” (TPS). The callers claim they can now help block calls from outside the UK as part of a new campaign they are running for elderly residents. The caller claims they would like “to confirm details of your TPS registration”.......

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In an emergency, always dial 999. For non-emergencies you can: call 101 and report by phone attend a police station and report at the station office report online at the new website www.met.police.uk. How to report a crime online Go to www.met.police.uk and click on Report Click on one of the options that appears <?php$ogImage = ' ';include.......

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A new national police website, police.uk, recently went live.  Local information can be found at the links listed below: Metropolitan Police Palmers Green Bowes Southgate Green Southgate Winchmore Hill <?php$ogImage = ' ';include.......

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The Trygve community safety smartphone and computer app is continuing to become more embedded in north London, for the time being mostly in crime-fighting mode - for instance, see this example of how using Trygve local people and police were able to crack down on drug and weapons crime in Finsbury Park.  But Trygve also has other uses - it can be used to help people get home safely at night and plan and publicise local events. Trygve is being used by the Palmers Green Safer Neighbourhoods.......

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Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Enfield have set up online questionnaires to ask residents about their main concerns

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The local authorities umbrella body London Councils has launched Circle, a new smartphone app (Android and iPhone) designed to help people avoid threats to their personal safety when out and about in London - for instance, when travelling home from a night out. Despite the impression given by the marketing for Circle, it could prove useful to those of us who don't fit the category of attractive young woman! Interestingly, one information source refers to Enfield and Southwark Councils being.......

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Enfield Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have been using Twitter to advertise online surveys for each of the wards in the borough.  Each survey is different, asking whether residents are concerned about specific reported hotspots where there have been reports of "anti-social behaviour" and crime. Surveys for wards in and around Palmers Green Palmers Green Bowes Southgate Green Winchmore Hill Southgate Cockfosters.......

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