Posted on 9th October 2014
Officers in Hathersage and Bakewell will be heading out in the community to offer security advice as part of a forcewide campaign to tackle autocrime in Derbyshire.
The October initiative aims to raise awareness and encourage people to protect their vehicles from being targeted by thieves as the darker nights draw in.
The policing team will be hosting a number of events across the community to give residents the opportunity to ask any questions, along with picking up crime prevention advice and leaflets.
Officers from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team will be hosting a Land Rover marking and vehicle security surgery on Sunday, October 12.
The surgery, which is set to take place between 11am and 4pm at the Oddfellows Road car park in Hathersage, will see the policing team speaking to motorists about the steps that they can take to ensure the safety and security of their vehicles over the winter months.
On Thursday, October 16 officers will be visiting the Outdoor Clothing Store in Hathersage between 9.30am and 11.30am. The team will be offering advice to motorists who often park in rural locations around Stanage Edge to help them to protect their vehicles from being targeted by thieves.
Officers from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team will be hosting a similar surgery at the Co-operative Store on Marketplace, Bakewell on Friday, October 17.
Police across the area will continue to carry out high visibility patrols, particularly within remote areas, to identify any offenders and to notify motorists if their vehicle has been left insecure or with valuables on display.
If you spot anyone acting suspiciously around parked and unattended vehicles, call police straight away on 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.
To speak to your local policing team call 101, or follow them on Twitter: @BakewellSNT and @HathersageSNT