Posted on 26th September 2014
Police in Bakewell will be heading out on the beat to boost home security in the community as part of Operation Illuminate.
The annual drive, which is led by Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, sees police officers and council staff heading out into local communities to offer crime prevention advice and discounted security products.
Officers will be visiting locations in the area as part of the campaign to help people to safeguard their property from criminals as the darker nights draw in.
PCSO Hayley Grundy from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team will be visiting the Co-operative Store on Market Street, Bakewell between 10am and 12noon on Wednesday, October 1.
PCSO Ian Phipps will be heading to Tideswell on Tuesday, October 14 in the mobile police station. The event is set to take place close to the Co-operative store on Commercial Road, Tideswell between 7pm and 9pm.
Residents will be able to chat to the team about any neighbourhood concerns along with picking up home security kits to help reduce the risk of burglary. This includes ‘dusk til dawn bulbs’, timers and door chimes.
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.
For more information contact the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood team on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.
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