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Police head out on the road to tackle home security as part of Operation Illuminate

Posted on 7th April 2014

Derbyshire Dales residents are invited to get their hands on cut-price home security kits as officers head out on the road for Operation Illuminate.

The Ashbourne and surrounding areas Safer Neighbourhood Team will be visiting villages in the area as part of the campaign to help people to safeguard their property from criminals.

The annual drive, which is led by Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, sees police officers and council staff heading out into local communities to advise residents about crime prevention.

Throughout the day on Saturday, April 12, officers will be heading out in the mobile police station to offer discounted security items to people living in the neighbourhood.

Residents will be able to pick up home security kits including ‘dusk til dawn bulbs’, timers and door chimes with prices starting at just £1.

The team will be visiting:

• Kirk Ireton from 10am to 10.50am;

• Carsington Village from 11am to 11.45am;

• Hognaston from 11.50am to 12.30pm;

• Hulland Ward from 12.40pm to 1.35pm

• Brailsford from 1.45pm to 2.30pm.

Officers are also urging residents to take steps to further protect themselves and their property from opportunists.

This includes ensuring that windows and doors are locked when you leave the house or go to bed; valuable items are not left on display, and to always leave a light on if you are going out after dark.

Discounted home security products can also be picked up at local police stations and council offices.

To find out more, call your local Safer Neighbourhood team on 101 or visit the mobile police station between those times.

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