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What do the different message types mean?

Below is a brief description of each of the message types:

Community Messages- These messages contain information about what is happening, or has happened, in local Safer Neighbourhood Team areas. The messages about incidents tend to be very localised and relevant to the user. These messages can also contain information about forthcoming events, crime prevention advice, good news stories and Trading Standards Alerts.

Business Messages -These messages are aimed at local businesses. They usually contain information, crime prevention advice and alerts relating to business premises, business parks and industrial estates. These messages cover a policing area e.g North Warwickshire or South Worcestershire.

Pub/ Shop/ Hotel Messages -These messages are aimed at pub landlords/ staff, hotel managers/ staff and shop owners/ keepers. They usually contain information relating to incidents which have occurred in the area and about crime trends or crime prevention advice. These messages are sent out to anyone registered within a policing area e.g North Warwickshire or South Worcestershire.

Rural Messages -These messages are aimed at rural communities, farms and rural business premises. They usually contain information relating to incidents at farms and rural businesses as well as in rural areas. We recognise that there is the potential for rural crime to cover a wider area and therefore, these messages cover the whole of the Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Alliance area (Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin).

Horse Watch Messages -These messages are aimed at members of the equine community and contain alerts and information relating to horses and the wider rural community. We recognise that there is the potential for rural crime to cover a wider area and therefore, these messages cover the whole of the Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Alliance area (Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin).

Waterways Messages -These messages are aimed at people who live and work on or around canals and rivers. They usually contain alerts and information which can be linked to the various waterways across the Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Alliance area (Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin).