Thames Valley Police Under 18s’ Competition

A competition is running for under-18s to give Thames Valley Police their ideas about staying safe online – and be in with the chance of winning a fantastic prize!

Whether it’s through a short film, micro website or landing page, poem, story, drawing, other kind of art work or something completely different, we are looking for unique and interesting ideas.

Your Views sought on Policing and Crime

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Anthony Stansfeld, is seeking your views on policing and crime to help inform his next Police and Crime Plan.

The Police and Crime Plan sets out the PCCs priorities and objectives for the Thames Valley. From this plan, the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police and other partners will develop their own annual service delivery plans.

If you would like to share your views and help inform the next Plan then please visit www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk/survey to complete our short survey.

Scam Warning

Thames Valley Police is warning residents in Cherwell & West Oxfordshire to be wary of unexpected telephone calls, claiming to be from banks or the police.
Recent calls have been received by residents in the area, claiming to be from a bank, or a police officer, asking for cash payments

Fraudsters Selling non-existent Drones

Online shopping websites are being utilised by fraudsters to advertise nonexistent drones of various specifications for competitive prices. Drones are personal flying devices that often carry cameras and can be navigated remotely by smartphones or hand-held controllers. Fraudsters are capitalising on their recent popularity and advertising non-existent drones at a lower value than their recommended […]

Advance Fee Fraud

People selling their items on online platforms are falling victim to a new type of advance fee fraud. This involves a fraudster, posing as a buyer, sending an email to the seller (victim), agreeing to the full asking price of the item. They state that they are unable to collect the item themselves and will arrange for a courier to pick it up instead.