New Facebook page aims to combat horse crime

Herts Police's new Facebook page dedicated to rural and equine crime
Herts Police's new Facebook page dedicated to rural and equine crime

A new Facebook site dedicated to rural and horse related crime – ‘Herts Police Rural and Equine’ – is being launched by Hertfordshire Constabulary.

The new site has been developed from the already existing ‘Herts Police Equine’ Facebook page which already has 1854 ‘likes.’

The site continues to be managed by Detective Constable Amanda Matthews, who is part of the Rural Operational Support Team (ROST), a team who specialise in dealing with rural and agricultural crime.

Det Con Matthews said: “Our Facebook page proved to be a really successful way to engage with the equine community and we are delighted by the amount of people who have chosen to follow the site.

“As we also post information on the page about other rural issues and crimes, we have decided to develop the page further and make it relevant for all members of our rural communities in Hertfordshire.”

The site will also provide information about police activity, recent rural and equine related crimes and crime prevention advice to help combat them.

Det Con Matthews added: “The constabulary does a great deal of work with the rural communities, but it can be challenging to communicate effectively with those who need to know about what we are doing.

“We hope we will be able to keep the rural and equine world fully informed of our activity as well as answering queries and sharing intelligence and relevant information.”

The ROST also has its own dedicated Twitter account - @HertsPolRural.

To sign up visit the page at www.facebook.com/hertspoliceequine.