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Residents in Grindleford step up security at recent SmartWater events

Posted on 24th April 2015


More than 40 residents found out more about stepping up their home security and had their property security marked for free during a two-day event in Grindleford.

PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team joined forces with Derbyshire Dales District Council to host the operation this week, to encourage residents to protect their property with SmartWater.

SmartWater is a forensic based security marking fluid that can be used on property including bikes, computers and jewellery to help deter criminals. It can also improve the chances of police returning items if they are stolen and recovered.

Wednesday, April 22, saw the team visit 17 properties at St Helen’s Croft and St Helen’s Close as officers offered SmartWater kits and crime prevention advice.

The following day, 30 local residents visited the mobile police station at the Pavilion car park to pick up kits and chat to officers.

PCSO Boswell said: “I am pleased to have met and spoken to so many village residents during the two-day event. We had a positive response to crime prevention advice and people were keen to find out more about how the SmartWater kits help to combat thefts.

“It is great to get out into the local community to spread the word about crime prevention and the easy steps rural residents can take to boost security around their home.”

If you’d like to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team, call 101. You can also keep up to date with policing in your area by following @HathersageSNT on Twitter.

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