Policing and Crime


This section provides information on Policing and Crime.

The latest news from Suffolk Police can be found at: www.suffolk.police.uk/new.


Details of how Policing is organised.

Policing/Safer Neighbourhood Team

Safer Neighbourhood Team

Policing in Kesgrave is managed by the Ipswich East Safer Neighbourhood Team. They are a dedicated team made up of police officers, police community support officers, special constables, volunteers and other organisations. They work together with local people in their neighbourhood to improve our quality of life.

There are 30 Safer Neighbourhood Teams spread across Suffolk and each team has a remit to solve problems identified by local people - which could range from crime and anti-social behaviour to noise and litter.

Kesgrave and Rushmere also jointly fund their own dedicated PCSO.

Further information can be found on the Ipswich East SNT Website, including:

There is also the following twitter feeds:

Suffolk Police

Information on policing in Suffolk can be found on the Suffolk Constabulary website. They also have a twitter feed @SuffolkPolice

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are the voice for the people, someone to lead the fight against crime, and someone to hold to account if they don’t deliver.

Their role is to represent you and your concerns, ensuring the policing needs of your community are met.

PCCs set the direction and the budget for policing. 

Further details can be found at: www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk

Reporting Crimes and Issues

Details of how to report crimes (999/101), antiscoial behaviour fraud, missing persons, lost property etc can be found <here>.


Details of services offered are listed below.

Bumblebee Auctions

Bumblebee Auctions is the national police website that sells lost or stolen items that can’t be reunited with their rightful owners.

For more information on Bumblebee Auctions go <here>.

Immobilise Property Database

Suffolk Police has joined forces with the online property database Immobilise to help keep property safe and reunite stolen items with their rightful owners across the county.

For more details on Immobilse go <here>.

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch is about people getting together with their neighbours to help combat local crime.

Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch scheme helps to make our neighbourhoods more secure and our communities feel safer.

For further information click <here>.

Police Connect

Police Connect is a messaging service connecting you to the very latest policing news for your area via e-mail, text or phone.

For further details on Police Connect please click here.

Police News

News, appeals and information can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.suffolk.police.uk/news/latest-news.

You can also follow them on Facebook or Twitter for regular news and information.

SafeKey Scheme

Suffolk Police operates Suffolk SAFEKey to provide protection and assistance should you lose your keys. It also allows police access to Suffolk properties in the event of an incident occurring whilst you are away.

For further details on the SafeKey Scheme please click <here>.


There are watch schemes in operation across Suffolk, in urban and rural areas, bringing local people and the police together in an effective partnership to keep their communities safe.

Kesgrave and Rushmere run a combined Speedwatch Scheme.

Further details can be found <here>.

Scams/Fraud Advice inc Reporting

Every day, people throughout the UK are falling victim to a scam of one kind or another. These scams come in different forms - letters, email, telephone calls and text messages.

For further advice click <here>.

Security Advice

It is a fact that keeping windows and doors of houses, sheds and garages locked and secure significantly reduces the chances of being burgled – Lock up and keep safe.

Items stolen as a result of insecurities tend to be smaller things such as cameras, laptops, and mobile phones from houses, or tools, cycles and lawnmowers from sheds or garages.

For further support on Security Advice go <here>.