Avon and Somerset Constabulary
At Our shows we will be offering a chance to sign up to Horse Watch for FREE, all you have to do is complete a short form and you will receive a free Horse Watch Gate Sign and lamppost sign.

Horse Watch

Avon and Somerset Police work closely with the  equine community through its members and volunteers to help keep them informed of any horse or rural related incidents. This process is supported by the Horse Watch scheme.

The aims of the scheme

  • To reduce local opportunities for rural crime.
  • To reinforce the community spirit so that everyone can contribute towards the protection of their horses by mutual co-operation and communication.
  • To introduce early warning systems in the equine community.
  • To improve the intelligence flow between the equine communities and the police.

How the aims are achieved

  • Text, email and landline voicemail alerts for members of the community.
  • Intelligence gathered by Police on all equine related crimes and suspicious incidents.
  • Visits from local PCSOs.
  • Crime Reduction Officer can visit you and give advice on securing your horses.

Benefits of the scheme

  • A reduction in crime and the fear of crime impacting on the community.
  • Suspicious people and vehicles can quickly be reported to the police and other members of the equine communities.
  • Information and advice can be quickly and efficiently circulated between the police and the community.
  • A crime vigilant community in partnership with the police will create a safer environment.

Join the Horse Watch Scheme

To join the Horse Watch Scheme or to find out more information, email