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Hathersage policing priorities extended following latest governance meeting

Posted on 17th December 2013

Officers from Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team will continue to focus on the issue of shed and garage break-ins for the next three months.

The policing priorities for the area were extended as residents raised no new concerns during the meeting which was held on Thursday, December 12.

Police officers will to continue to focus on non-dwelling burglaries, where offenders target sheds, garages and other outbuildings to steal items such as lawn mowers, tools and bicycles.

As part of the crackdown, the team will be increasing patrols in problem areas and chatting to residents about how they can further protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime by increasing home security.

Officers will be helping residents to protect their outbuildings with kit such as shed and garage alarms and security lights as part of Operation Illuminate.

The scheme, run by police and Derbyshire Dales District Council, sees Dales residents offered cut-price home security kit to help deter burglars and make their properties more secure.

The team will be selling the goods from the police station in Bradwell and during visits to remote villages in the mobile police station. Prices start at just £1.

Residents will be actively encouraged to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity straight away on 101, 999 in an emergency, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Residents are invited to attend the next Safer Neighbourhood Governance meeting to help set policing priorities on Thursday, March 6 2014. The meeting will be held between 7pm and 9pm at the Bradwell Community Office, Netherside.

To find out more or to speak to the team, call 101.

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