The National Rural Crime Network is working to see greater recognition and understanding of the problems and impact of crime in rural areas so more can be done to keep people safe and make them feel safe too.
Established in July 2014, the Network is supported by 28 Police and Crime Commissioners, including Warwickshire, and police forces across England and Wales. The chair is Julia Mulligan the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and the Vice-Chair is Tim Passmore, PCC for Suffolk.
In addition to PCCs and the police, the Network is supported by a wide range of other bodies with a deep interest in community safety and rural affairs. These include the Country Land and Business Association, the National Farmers Union, Neighbourhood Watch, Crimestoppers, Historic England and the Countryside Alliance.
Together, these members and supporters represent millions of people and as such the Network is uniquely placed to champion the needs of rural communities.
The NRCN’s website is www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net.