South Wales Police Advice for Clubs
following advice has been prepared for the information of cricket clubs. By
following simple steps, you could reduce your chance of being a victim of
The perimeter of the ground
possible make sure that access to the site is secure and that gates and
barriers are locked when the ground is not in use.
the ground tidy and make sure that there is nothing left out that could be used
to assist the thief or vandal on the site.
- Put up
signs informing the public that Alarm systems/CCTV are in operation/No cash on
it is working.
have camera security lights regularly check that they are working and any
recording media is not full or corrupted.
Clubhouse, changing rooms, equipment
your alarm and get it serviced ensuring it
is fully operational. Alarm monitoring systems are available.
any vulnerable areas and take steps to secure them.
- Ensure security gates,
bollards and fire exit doors have been secured prior to closure of the
sure you have list of key holders who can be contacted in times of emergency.
keep cash on the premises make sure that you use an insurance rated safe which
is securely fastened to the building.
keys to the premises or other venues are not left inside and are instead with
dedicated key holders.
timer switches or ensure sufficient lighting is left on at the
there are no combustible materials left in the proximity of the building -
consider the risk of arson.
your CCTV to confirm it is operational, provides good quality images and positioned
to cover public and private areas. You may wish to consider a mobile phone app
that allows connectivity and a speaker to engage with any intruder.
staff should remain vigilant and report any crimes or suspicious activity to
Equipment stores/changing rooms
sure that they are locked on leaving.
that all doors and windows are in good condition and have good quality locks
conforming to insurance standards.
your inventory make sure it is accurate and up to date.
the Make, Model and Serial numbers and photographic inventory.
mark clearly with club details and postcode.
Tractors Trailers etc.
fitting a tracking device.
mark them with the club details and consider painting the Registration
mark/post code on the roof.
registration with Immobilise or The Equipment Register.
placing a post on social media asking the community to be vigilant and report
any unusual behaviour around the club.
to neighbouring properties asking them to be observant and report incidents to
South Wales Police
staff should remain vigilant and report any crimes or suspicious activity to South
Wales Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency