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Country Eye App

Country Eye is a free App for people living and working in the rural community in Kent

The app allows users to record and share information on crime, suspicious behaviour and damage in their home community or whilst out and about.
The Country Eye app identifies the following Categories:

Animal, Wildlife Crime – Hare Coursing, Poaching, Suspicious Behaviour
Aviation – Low flying Aircraft, Unusual Activity, Suspicious Behaviour
Farm Crime – Arson, Suspicious Behaviour, Trespass
Fly Tipping
Heritage Crime – Metal Detecting, Night Hawking, Off-Roading, Suspicious Behaviour
Kent Fire & Rescue – Hydrant Reporting and Water Reservoirs/Storage on Farms
Maritime – Suspicious Vessels, Vehicles, Behaviour
Potholes and other KCC Highways issues.
HGV Watch

Unlike messaging using Social Media groups, the integrity of information from Country Eye has been accepted as evidential by the Crown Prosecution Service. The App is also GDPR compliant.

Country Eye has links to the following Agencies:

Kent Police
Kent Fire & Rescue Service
K.C.C. Intelligence Unit
Special Branch
The 13 Borough/District Councils in Kent
Kent Heritage Watch
Kent Neighbourhood Watch
Kent Wildlife Trust
HGV Watch

Sign up is simple; the system requires a contact number, email address and postcode. Personal preferences can be set to enable the location finder and the users chosen radius of information.

Recording information is intuitive; click the camera icon, take an image, identify the exact location, fill in the type of crime, whether you have a crime number, and any other useful information. The time and date will be automatically recorded.