Farm Watch
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Gwent Police Farm Watch helps cut crime 30%

Farm related crime across the Gwent Police area has reduced by almost 30% in the last year.

Officers say it is because hundreds of people are now involved in a scheme called Farm Watch.

It is part of a system, known as the Online Watch Link (OWL), which sends out targeted messages via email, phone or SMS alerts about crimes and problems to its members.

The scheme also allows farmers to contact each other to raise awareness.

Allan Mills, the Gwent Police Farm Watch coordinator, is part of the rural community himself and explains how it works.

  • 16 Oct 2014
  • From the section Wales
Go to next video: Gates theft part of rural crime rise