Any home is a potential target for burglars; some are more appealing than others and some offer themselves up with a bow that begs to be opened.
Dog owners in Potters Bar, South Mimms and Shenley are being encouraged to sign-up for Dog Watch, a new neighbourhood watch initiative being promoted by Hertfordshire Police.
Police Community Support Officer Chris Ramdeen said:
"A dog walker can be out and about at all times of the day so can be the eyes and ears of our community, as they often see or hear suspicious behaviour and they notice things out of the ordinary.
"Being part of Dog Watch is really easy and it won't take up large amount of your time. We ask members to keep us informed of anything they think is suspicious. They also report graffiti or damage to street furniture to the council."
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The Independent Police Complaints Commission has received responses from a number of forces we have written to asking them to review all relevant material and information to establish whether there are conduct matters that should be referred to us. These forces are West Yorkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Thames Valley, the Metropolitan and Lancashire police forces. We await a full response from Greater Manchester Police.
Whether itís a family heirloom or a cherished gift, our possessions are often worth more to us than their actual monetary value. It might be an engagement ring, or a watch which has been passed down through the generations: some things simply cannot be replaced, which makes keeping them safe all the more important.
The Access to Elected Office Fund offers individual grants of between £250 and £20,000 to disabled people who want to be considered for selection as candidates for an election, or are standing for election.