Police Scotland is looking to set up a network of SPOC’s (Single Point of Contact’s) for Care organisations and carers in Edinburgh on Neighbourhood Watch Alert and we are asking for your help on this. The aim of this initiative is to get any and all relevant information for what are potentially “hard to reach” groups of vulnerable people who may be targeted by bogus callers or bogus workmen. If you hold a list of carers please can this message be forwarded to them?
The process would be that Police Officers from the Prevention, Intervention and Partnerships Department will send alerts to the SPOC’s, via the Neighbourhood Watch Alert system with local crime trends and crime prevention advice which the SPOCS would then disseminate to their colleagues, friends and relatives for passing on to the people they care for. This would ensure that potentially vulnerable members of the Community, that are not on social media or the internet are being kept informed. The information sent out should be disseminated in an appropriate manner. It is free to sign up to Neighbourhood Watch Alert online and alerts are sent to users via email.
Once the SPOC has signed up to Neighbourhood Watch Alert and verified their email address could you please forward PC Kaiser-Ferris ( firstname.lastname@example.org) the details of them, so that a list can be created on the Neighbourhood Watch Scotland system of registered users.
Please follow the sign up link as follows: https://member-registration.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/91/Join
Some points to note:
- Once individuals have registered they will be sent an email by system asking them to verify email address ( this is a security feature ) They will need to click on link within email to verify before we can approve them on system
- They are not joining or starting a WATCH so they just go through the relevant registration STEPS. This will allow them to receive ALERTS as individuals.