28 May 2012
A Suffolk Police scheme can find your lost
or stolen keys, whilst supporting local charities.
As a new additional service to Suffolk
SAFEKey’s existing keyholder database provision, the new key fob
recovery service means that members are issued with key fobs,
featuring the force crest and a unique identifying number.
People who find lost keys with the Suffolk
SAFEKey fob are encouraged, through a £10 finders fee, to hand the
keys to the police or send them to a secure postal address.
Allowing for the keys to be returned to their rightful owner.
Whilst the service is called Suffolk SAFEKey,
members of the scheme will be covered for lost keys anywhere in the
UK and EU.
Chief Constable Simon Ash said “We have
thousands of keys handed in at police stations across Suffolk that,
despite our best efforts, can’t be reunited with their rightful
“From the equivalent of just £1 a month this
additional service through Suffolk SAFEKey will help increase the
likelihood of us getting your keys back to you.
“Suffolk SAFEKey has been established for four
years primarily as a keyholder database. Although the Keyfob
recovery is an additional service, there is no increase in cost to
subscribers of the service.”
David Ross, Managing Director of Keycare Ltd
added: “We’re very pleased to be offering this service with Suffolk
Constabulary. Keycare Ltd has been operating for over 35 years, and
in this time we have seen the increase in the cost of replacing
lost house, car keys and replacement locks.”
Whilst there is a charge for joining this
service, starting from £1 a month, any money generated above that
required to operate Suffolk SAFEKey will support the Constabulary’s
charitable arm, the ‘Safer Suffolk Foundation’. The Constabulary’s
charity aims to support projects and organisations that look to
address policing, community safety and quality of life issues for
those people living and working in Suffolk.
“Schemes like Suffolk SAFEKey are vital to
funding the work of the Safer Suffolk Foundation. Since its launch
in 2008, the Constabulary’s charity has raised a staggering
£109,063 which has supported local schemes and projects”, said Mr
Stephen Singleton, Chief Executive Officer for
the Suffolk Foundation said: “As the Suffolk Foundation helps
administer the Constabulary’s charity, assisting with identifying
those projects within Suffolk that would benefit from funding, we
see firsthand the impact the money from the Constabulary has on
Suffolk’s local communities. The opportunity to increase this
funding through the Suffolk SAFEKey service is something we
To join Suffolk SAFEKey, visit the
SAFEKEY website or
call 08444 121802.