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Police head out on the road to offer cut-price crime prevention kit

Posted on 25th October 2013

The mobile police station will be hitting the road to take Operation Illuminate to residents in Wirksworth and Matlock.

Officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team will be visiting local communities to chat to the public about the annual home security campaign and offer cut-price crime prevention kits.

The team will be on hand to speak to the residents about the simple steps that they can take to protect themselves from burglars during the winter months.

Sergeant Adam Bryan, who leads Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "We wanted to let people know in advance about the upcoming Operation Illuminate events, as it is a great opportunity for residents to chat to the officers about crime prevention advice.

“There is a wide range of low-cost gear available to help people who live in the Dales to protect themselves from crimes, especially now that the dark nights are drawing in.

“Simple steps such as using timers, shed alarms and door chimes can really help to deter criminals and will be readily available to buy at the events.

“We will also be chatting to people about the on-going operations that we have to help cut out crime in their local neighbourhoods.”

District Council Leader Councillor Lewis Rose OBE, who is also Chairman of the Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership said: “It is thanks to proactive campaigns such as Illuminate that we maintain the proud reputation of the Dales as one of the safest places in the UK to live, work and visit.”

The team will be heading to Matlock on Wednesday, November 6 and visiting Wirksworth residents on Monday, November 18 in popular locations.

The annual drive is being led by Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, which includes police and Derbyshire Dales District Council.

To find out more, call your local Safer Neighbourhood team on 101.

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