owl-1000OWL is used by Hertfordshire Constabulary and local coordinators to communicate with thousands of watch members across the county. Hertfordshire has the largest Neighbourhood Watch network in the UK with 1 in 3 homes registered on OWL.


More residents are being urged to sign up to Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Online Watch System (OWL) after an existing member’s quick thinking led to three arrests.

A householder in Stevenage contacted the police after they were targeted by suspected fraudsters in a scam they had been previously alerted to.

They had received two unexpected packages from a delivery firm and a short while later received a call from a fraudster explaining there had been a mistake and they would come and collect them. The victim had previously seen a message about the scam and called the police prior to the suspect attending.

One man was arrested and later a man and a woman in Kent were also detained in connection with nine fraud offences. They have since been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

OWL is helping us with the fight against crime and keeping the police informed to help keep us safe. To sign up and be part of the scheme visit: https://www.owl.co.uk/herts/

or for more information email: wlo@herts.pnn.police.uk


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