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Police in Bakewell team up to encourage farmers to protect their property from criminals

Posted on 7th October 2014

Police will be teaming up with the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to encourage residents in the rural communities to protect their property from criminals.

Officers from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team will be heading out on the road in Tideswell on Thursday, October 9 as part of a targeted Farm Watch initiative.

PCSO Ian Phipps will be working alongside Community Safety Officer, Jag Hayer from the Fire and Rescue Service throughout the day to encourage people to further protect their property from the risk of crime and fire.

PCSO Phipps from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “I will be working alongside Jag Hayer throughout the day and we will be visiting as many rural properties as we can to promote the importance of farm safety and security.

“This initiative is a great opportunity for us to work alongside our partners to offer crime prevention advice to residents, particularly those within the farming industry.

“We will be visiting residents throughout the day and speaking to them about the importance of adopting strong home security measures, ensuring that smoke alarms are working and having an escape plan in place.

“I would like to encourage farmers who are not signed up to the scheme to contact us to receive a Farm Watch security pack.”

Farm Watch is a free service which is led by police and partners including Derbyshire Dales and High Peak local authorities, Derbyshire County Council and the NFU.

For more information about the scheme or to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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