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Derbyshire Dales farmers offered step up to help them protect their vehicles and equipment

Posted on 6th June 2018
Derbyshire Dales Datatag crime prevention initiative- Jun 18.

Farmers and residents living in rural communities in the Derbyshire Dales are being offered a step up to help them protect 4x4s, quad bikes, trailers, tractors and tools.

Officers on the Derbyshire Rural Crime Team have joined forces with Derbyshire Dales District Council, the NFU and Datatag to offer reduced price security systems.

It’s part of a bid to help prevent the thefts of Land Rover Defenders, trailers, quad bikes, tractors and power tools in the area.

The Datatag security systems are supported by the Home Office and National Police Chiefs Council and part of the national CESAR (Construction and Agricultural Equipment Security Register) scheme.

As part of the system, vehicles and equipment are registered with CESAR and fitted with highly visible, tamper-evident identification plates, Datatag transponders, unique Datadots concealed in the machine and an invisible forensic DNA marking solution.

Sergeant Andy Wordsworth, of the Derbyshire Rural Crime Team, said: “We are pleased to be able to work with our partners to offer subsidised security systems which aim to not only protect vehicles and equipment from being stolen, but can also help to identify and recover items that are stolen.

“Supporting the rural communities of the Derbyshire Dales in targeting crime is a priority for our team and this initiative will ensure our residents are better protected from the theft of 4x4s, quad bikes and trailers in particular.”

To get involved, or for more information, call Datatag on 01784 778310 who will arrange installation. Derbyshire Dales residents only should quote code DP RCT 2018 to get a discount.

You can also contact the Derbyshire Rural Crime Team for more information by calling 101, or sending them a message through the Contact Us page of the website, by clicking here.

The Derbyshire Rural Crime Team is on Facebook, and on Twitter (@DerbyshireRCT), and by liking or following them you can find out more about their work to target rural crime in all its forms and to offer reassurance to the rural community.

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