Safer neighbourhoods

Community Alerts

Your Community Alerts is Gloucestershire Constabulary's new, free messaging system that enables residents, businesses and community groups to participate in a two-way exchange of information about what is happening throughout the county.  You can receive up-to-date messaging about incidents that may affect you.

For example, you can help tackle crime by registering for witness appeals or keep ahead of those traffic jams by registering for road closure alerts. The aim is to send relevant information which is chosen by you and together we can make a greater impact on the prevention and detection of crime and anti-social behaviour in our communities.

The service is entirely free and you can receive the messages in a way that suits you. You may subscribe to alerts via text, an alert through the mobile app or a voicemail.  For more information and to sign up please:

Paws on Patrol

‘Paws on Patrol’ is a street warden initiative inviting dog walkers to help to make our neighbourhoods safer by:

  • Reporting any unusual activity while walking your dogs
  • Providing the police and Council with information

We are not asking members to step in and take action – but as dog walkers spend a lot of time in their communities at varied times of the day and evening and are likely to notice unusual behaviour or situations.

Member benefits

New Paws on Patrol members will receive:

  • A pack of 10 poop bags (while stocks last)
  • A 10% discount on dog micro-chipping through the Street Warden Team

To sign up to Paws on Patrol or for more information:

Alcohol Exclusion Zones

We have four alcohol exclusion zones in the Forest of Dean district.  These are in:

  • Cinderford
  • Coleford
  • Lydney
  • Newent

These zones give a police officer or PCSO the ability to direct people not to consume alcohol and/or to confiscate it.  It then makes it an offence for anyone to fail to comply with these directions.  In October 2017 alcohol exclusion zones will become Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO's).