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Operation Illuminate heads to Eyam

Posted on 8th January 2014

Residents in Eyam are invited to get their hands on cut-price home security kits as officers head out as part of a campaign to crack down on burglary.

Officers will be taking Operation Illuminate to St Lawrence Church in Eyam on Friday, January 10 and Friday, January 24 between 10am and 12noon.

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.

Residents will be able to pick up home security kits including ‘dusk til dawn bulbs’, timers and door chimes at discounted prices.

PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “It would be great to see as many people as we can at the event and we will be on hand to chat to residents about steps that they can take to protect their homes from criminals during the darker nights.

“Simple steps can be taken such as making sure that windows and doors are locked when you leave the house or go to bed, and removing house and car keys from view of windows.  

“Leaving a light on if you are going out after dark or using timers and ‘dusk til dawn bulbs’ can help to deter a criminal from targeting your home.”

Discounted home security kits can also be purchased from your local police station or council officers with prices starting at just £1.

For more information, call your local Safer Neighbourhood team on 101 Derbyshire Dales District Council on 01629 761 100.

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