Posted on 20th May 2015
Police have teamed up with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to meet residents in Eyam and offer free property marking kits and fire safety advice.
PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team and PCSO David Dickinson from the Matlock beat, joined forces with the fire service's Community Safety Officer, Jag Hayer to host community engagement days on Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13.
Around 50 residents picked up free SmartWater kits from the mobile police station on Church Street and from officers as they visited local homes. The equipment allows people to mark their property with a forensic solution making it more easily detectable to police in the event of it being lost or stolen.
Officers met residents at properties on New Close, Glebe Park, Delph Close and Rock Square before chatting to them about crime prevention and fire safety advice. Two properties also received home safety and smoke alarm checks to ensure they were in full working order.
PCSO Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "The community engagement days were widely received throughout the village and it was great to meet local residents who were very keen to learn more about boosting home security and safety.
"The events were also a good opportunity to work alongside Jag to promote the roles of Derbyshire police and the fire service together within the local community.
"It was a successful few days in Eyam and we hope to work with partner agencies again in the near future to bring events and sessions to residents across the area."
To find out more about crime prevention advice or SmartWater kits, contact your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team on 101. You can also follow @HathersageSNT on Twitter.