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Longford residents boost security thanks to Operation Illuminate

Posted on 5th May 2015

Residents in Longford have been boosting their home and garden security as part of the annual Operation Illuminate campaign.

The Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team took to the road on Saturday, May 2 as part of the initiative to help people to safeguard their property from criminals.

The day was led by Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, which saw police officers and council staff heading out into the Longford community to shine a light on home security.

The team also worked alongside Longford Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators, Sybil and Graham Jackson, to encourage people to take steps to further protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime.

PCSO Gemma Darby from the village's Safer Neighbourhood team said: "The initiative was a great success as we were able to chat to local people about protecting themselves, and their property, against crime.

"Crime prevention items, such as 'dusk til dawn bulbs' and timers, were available for people to pick up at discounted prices, and we were also marking up valuables with Smart Water to deter criminals.

"The day would not have been possible without our partners and the input from local people and we hope to carry out future events in the near future."

Residents of Longford Parish who were unable to visit the mobile police station on the day are invited to contact their Safer Neighbourhood team on 101, to arrange for a visit.

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team, call 101 and follow the team on Twitter: @AshbourneSNT

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