Posted on 9th June 2015
The Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team has marked more than 100 bikes, scooters, motorbikes and trailers following a recent police initiative.
PCSO Sue Lester from the town's Safer Neighbourhood team hosted an event for local people on Saturday, June 6 to encourage residents to protect their property from thieves.
During the evening at Wirksworth C of E Infant School, parents and pupils were invited along to have their bikes and scooters security marked for free with Smart Water. Motorbikes and trailers were also marked by the team.
SmartWater is a forensic based security marking fluid that can be used on property from bikes, electrical items and jewellery to help deter criminals.
Marking items with security fluids improve the chances of police returning any items if they are stolen and later recovered.
The policing team spoke to passers-by about crime prevention advice for the summer months, such as ensuring that homes, gardens and vehicles are properly secure and that any valuable items are left out of view.
To speak to the team about crime prevention or security marking, call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.
For the latest policing news in your community, follow the team on Twitter: @WirksworthSNT