Dear Police Direct Member,

The holiday season is upon us, and as a valued member of Police Direct, I wish to make you aware of the Constabulary’s ‘Suffolk SAFEKey’ key fob recovery and keyholder database service; the service that protects your keys and property whilst on holiday, in the UK or EU.

Every year the police are handed 1000s of lost keys that, despite our best efforts, cannot be reunited with their rightful owner. Suffolk Constabulary is well aware of the cost and concern resulting from the loss of keys.

Through Suffolk SAFEKey, the Constabulary is offering a service to residential and business owners that will help reunite people with their keys should they be lost or stolen. It can also provide protection for Suffolk based properties, in the event of an incident occurring whilst it is unattended.

Suffolk SAFEKey means that the Constabulary can reunite more people with their lost or stolen keys, regardless of whether keys are lost within the UK or EU. The service has already proven a huge success, with 100s of people joining the scheme.

Benefits of the scheme were experienced by Police Direct member Mr Thomas from Felixstowe. In a recent interview with BBC Radio Suffolk, he explained that as a result of joining Suffolk SAFEKey, he was reunited with his lost keys. He spoke of the inconvenience and financial costs he had avoided as a result of being a member of the scheme. 

 As a member of Suffolk SAFEKey you will also be helping Suffolk’s communities through the Safer Suffolk Foundation, the Constabulary’s charitable arm. Money from Suffolk SAFEKey funds community projects that are aimed at improving community safety issues, providing young people with positive activities and improving community cohesion.

From as little as £1 a month Suffolk SAFEKey offers benefits including:

             Suffolk SAFEKey branded key fob meaning there is a 90% likelihood that your keys will be recovered if lost when attached to a fob*.

             Operates anywhere in the UK or EU.

             £10 reward to the finder of your keys courtesy of Suffolk SAFEKey.

             Secure database, letting the police know whom to call in the event of an incident at your unattended property.

             A window sticker to confirm your membership to officers.

To join Suffolk SAFEKey simply visit or call the Suffolk SAFEKey hotline 08444 121 802.

Suffolk SAFEKey can save members time and money, which is why I joined the scheme, and would recommend membership to the service. I look forward to welcoming you as a member.

Yours sincerely

 Douglas Paxton

Chief Constable

*Based on Keycare Ltd’s comparison between numbers of keys reported lost and overall number of keys found during a 12-month period.


For more details of this scheme, please click: SAFEKey