Posted on 16th July 2013
Police are thanking a firm based near to Belper for their support in helping prevent crime in the local community.
It is after chemical company Lubrizol, in Derbyshire, provided around £2500 worth of security items for police to give to residents.
The items, which included shed alarms, purse chains, timer switches, personal alarms and UV marking pens, were sourced by the Amber Valley Community Safety Partnership and given out by the areas Safer Neighbourhood policing teams over the past six months.
They have been given out to residents in a number of initiatives, including a crime prevention day at B and M Home Store in Belper and an advice surgery for residents at Ecclesbourne Close Community Centre in Duffield, which was set up following a number of burglaries in the area.
Pupils at a number of primary schools in the area also received reflective wrist bands following a visit from police to help keep them safe when out and about during the darker evenings.
Most recently, police held a crime prevention event at the Morrison’s store in Belper, where they were able to offer shoppers purse chains and bells to help them to reduce the risk of them being stolen.
The money also went to purchase UV security marking pens, which were used to mark tools and gardening equipment in the Belper area, after police received reports of shed and garden thefts.
PC Dave Baggott of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team has helped set up a number of crime prevention events throughout the area.
He said: “These are just a few examples of the crime and safety related events we have been able to organise, where we have been able to offer various security devices to help them stay safe and secure and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime. The events have also been a great way for us to meet with residents and members of the community that we serve.”
“I would like to thank Lubrizol for their support and for helping police and the Amber Valley Community Safety Partnership to help deter crime and offer reassurance to the community.”
The funds have all been donated through the local community safety partnership which sourced the safety items for police to give out at events over the last 18 months.