Our local police are totally committed to keeping vulnerable people safe and many of our Community Officers, particularly in the Worthing and Adur District, are Dementia Friends.
Sussex Police regularly run Think Tank sessions with their staff and dementia has been one of the topics that they have discussed and increased their understanding of over the past couple of years.
If you are worried that you don’t know enough about scams, or that you, or a vulnerable person you know, has been a victim of scam, visit Operation Signature for more details.
There are different kinds of fraud but 5 points to remember are:
You can also watch a short online video which helps raise awareness for older people and another of Operation Signature which advises professionals, friends and relatives the warning signs.
If you would prefer to read The Little Book of BIG Scams you can download it here.
If you have speech or communication difficulties, registering for a Pegasus card could help you in an emergency.
Operation Signature is full of useful resources and is worth browsing incase you ever need any of the services. It also links to a product called TrueCall which can help block nuisance calls and help police track down the fraudsters.
If you are involved in a group or organisation that would benefit from learning a little more about the above – for example watching the video, a discussion group or just receiving a box of the Little Book of BIG Scams for your members, please contact your local Neighbourhood Policing team:
Adur and Worthing – Adur.andWorthingNPT@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Arun and Chichester – ArunandChichesterLocalTeam@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Carers and their families can also sign up online to receive the local crime bulletin which provides information of crimes in certain areas. This is a useful alert for families who may with to increase their contact with relatives during these times.
As well as reporting crimes online at Sussex Police, there is advice and support in connection with crime, fraud, victim support and protection.