Posted on 22nd April 2014
Officers joined local residents last week for a community fun day in Alvaston.
The event was organised by the housing provider, Friendship, Care and Housing (FCH) and was held for local residents of Crewton Gardens on Wednesday, April 16.
PCSOs Andrea Thompson and Jill Bagley from the local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team were invited to attend and provided a bike marking service for the residents.
They also offered crime prevention advice as well as distributing security marking pens and purse bells.
PCSO Bagley said:” It was really helpful to meet up with so many of the community in one go, we were able to deliver helpful advice and sign a number of residents up to the Derbyshire Alert messaging service.
“These community events are a great way of advising people of the simple steps they need to take to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of crime.
“We are still getting reports of homes being broken into because a window has been left open and reports of items stolen from cars that have been left unlocked.
“If you want to avoid being a victim of crime, remember to close all windows when you go out. Don’t leave your doors unlocked when you’re in the garden and ensure you remove all items from display in your car and ensure it is locked when unattended.”
To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team please call 101 or visit: derbyshire.police.uk
For more information about the Derbyshire Alert messaging service please visit www.derbyshirealert.co.uk