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Officers head out on the road to encourage residents to mark up their property

Posted on 13th February 2014

Officers from the Ashbourne and surrounding areas Safer Neighbourhood team will be heading out on the road to encourage people to protect their property.

The team will be visiting Kniveton Village on Friday, February 28 for a multi-agency SmartWater initiative between 9am and 3pm.

Police will be working in partnership during the event with agencies including Dales Housing, Safer Derbyshire, Fire and Rescue services and representatives from SmartWater.

During the day of action, the team will be visiting residents to encourage them to protect their property by marking up valuables with SmartWater kits.

SmartWater is a forensic based security marking fluid that can be used on property from bikes, electrical items and jewellery to help deter criminals.

Marking items with security kits such as SmartWater can improve the chances of police returning any items if they are stolen and recovered.

Officers will be on hand to offer crime prevention advice during the day and will be speaking to residents about any neighbourhood concerns.

To find out more call your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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