Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 13°C

Search

Suffolk: Police encourage use of apps to protect Christmas gifts

PUBLISHED: 14:11 18 December 2012

Police are asking people to put tracking apps on their phones and tablets.

Police are asking people to put tracking apps on their phones and tablets.

Archant

POLICE are asking people to use technology to help them in the fight against crime.

Anyone who has or is about to buy a phone, tablet or laptop as a Christmas gift is being encouraged to install tracker apps onto the devices.

This advice comes as part of ‘Operation Drawbridge’, Suffolk Police’s campaign to reduce the amount of burglaries being committed across the county and to bring more offenders to justice.

Detective Chief Inspector Bernie Morgan said tracker devices and apps are readily available to download to smartphones, android devices and tablets and can help police in locating a device if it has been stolen as a result of a crime.

He added: “As part of Operation Drawbridge, we are determined to exploit technology and find further ways in which we can help members of the public help themselves in securing their homes and their property to stop them becoming victims of crime.

“If a criminal gains access to a home, it can be much easier for us to get stolen property back when tracker applications have been used. This also helps us to locate offenders and bring them to justice.”

Det Chf Morgan said: “I know that phones and electronic devices will be highly popular as gifts this Christmas, so I would encourage those individuals who are either giving or receiving such items to install tracker apps to these products.”

When the app is downloaded, police advise to activate it as soon as the phone is lost or stolen, after police have been called. For more information see www.nmpcu.police.uk.

The advice follows a ‘day of action’ on December 7 targeting suspected burglars in Forest Heath as part of Operation Drawbridge.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

The company which runs Foxhall Stadium today pleaded guilty to jeopardising the safety of the public at the speedway and banger racing venue.

NHS job vacancies in the east of England in the first quarter of 2017 have reached 8,612 - an increase of 13% on the year before.

Six former Radio Caroline and offshore presenters will be joining a special celebration this autumn to commemorate the pirate station’s early years on the airwaves off Suffolk.

A drink-driver been disqualified from driving for 36 months after misjudging the amount of wine she consumed.

The mother of missing Corrie McKeague has said thank you to the “incredible” army of thousands of people who pressured police into halting a landfill cell from being filled in.

A team of Suffolk social workers are preparing to realise a shared ambition of conquering Britain’s highest peaks, while raising funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

The number of takeaway food shops in England has risen by 4,000 in the past three years, it can be revealed.

Jesse Webb can be forgiven for not remembering the final score of the first football match he attended the year was 1923 and he was only a six-year-old.

Campaigners are preparing for a big battle with the government to try to get funding for a major upgrade on one of the most important rail junctions in Suffolk.

The centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele is to be marked next week with a special ceremony in the heart of Ipswich.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24