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Safer Neighbourhood officers head out on the beat for Operation Illuminate

Posted on 15th November 2013

Officers from Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team took to the road to offer cut-price crime prevention kits to residents of Wortley Court, Bradwell.

The team joined forces with the areas Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator, Victor Poke, to chat to residents about how they can safeguard their homes from criminals, especially now that the darker nights are drawing in.


PCSO Anthony Boswell with Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator, Victor Poke

Residents were given the opportunity to purchase discounted home security equipment during the visit on Wednesday, November 13.

This included items such as shed alarms, door chimes, timers and ‘dusk til dawn’ bulbs.  

PCSO Anthony Boswell from Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Current priorities for the neighbourhood include tackling shed, garage and other outbuildings in the area.

“Taking part in Operation Illuminate is just one of the ways that we are working to crackdown on these crimes.

“It’s about making homeowners aware of the simple steps that they can take to safeguard their homes from criminals and it was great to see so many residents at the event increasing their home security.”

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

District Council Leader Councillor Lewis Rose OBE, who is also Chairman of the Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership said: “It is thanks to proactive campaigns such as Illuminate that we maintain the proud reputation of the Dales as one of the safest places in the UK to live, work and visit.”

The next Operation Illuminate visit for the area will be in Grindleford on Wednesday, November 27. The mobile police station will be parked at the bishop pavilion car park between 3pm and 7pm.

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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