Crimes and times of trouble

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Life doesn't always run smoothly, but there are a number of government agencies and other organisations that can help in a time of crisis.


If you are in need of advice, including general, benefits, consumer, housing, legal or health advice, visit the Hertfordshire County Council website for details of useful contacts and links that may be of assistance.


In an emergency, dial 999

In a non-emergency, you can contact the Hertfordshire Constabulary on 0845 3300222. You can find out further information on the Hertfordshire Constabulary website.

You can call Hertfordshire Crimestoppers anonymously with information about crime. Telephone 0800 555 111. Further information can also be found on the Hertfordshire Crimestoppers website

Community Safety

St Albans District Council is committed to Community Safety. We run a number of Community Safety Schemes and Projects in conjunction with the Police and other partners. Please see our Community Safety pages.

Crime Prevention

There are a number of practical ways you can help prevent becoming a victim of crime.

The Crime Reduction website has lots of useful information on crime prevention, such as details on how to beat the burglar, and advice for when you are away.

For information on how you and your neighbours can work together to prevent crime, visit the Neighbourhood Watch website.

You can register your mobile phone on immobilise which can reduce property crime and improve your chances of getting your phone back in the event of loss or theft.

Victims of Crime

Being a victim of crime can be a very traumatic experience.

Victim Support helps people cope with the effects of crime. Information about Victim Support and how to receive support and assistance can be found on the Victim Support website.

The DirectGov website has information on Crime and Justice, and Legal Advice.


You can search for your local dentist, doctor, hospital, support services, pharmacies, as well as other health related information on the Health pages of the St Albans District website.

Trouble at Work

Information on your rights and legislation on the workplace can be found on the Adviceguide website.

Date of last review: 17 August 2017