Other organisations supporting the initiative were Sutton Trading Standards, Sutton Neighbourhood Watch, Age UK and SCILL.
PC Carol Godwin, of St Helier Safer Neighbourhoods Team, commented: "This was all about working with our partner organisations to reduce the chances of local residents being targeted by criminals and unscrupulous traders calling at their home."
Police advise residents not to allow any unknown and unexpected callers inside your home. If you are suspicious of anyone calling at your door, shut the door keeping them outside, and call police on 999. We would rather come out and check that everything is OK, than to find someone who has become a victim of crime.
Residents who want improvement work carried out on their homes are advised to check out any companies and obtain references from previous customers - before agreeing to any work. Most reputable companies will be happy to supply such information.
Sutton Council has a Safer Sutton Trader Scheme which seeks to help residents avoid bogus builders and unscrupulous traders. To find an approved trader please visit the Safer Sutton Trader Scheme website at:
or call 020 8770 5070 for details.
Caption: Photo shows the NHW stand from left: Secretary Lesley Peterson, Chair Heather Shaw and committee member Jeff Udall