Posted on 4th February 2014
Officers will be cracking down on theft from unattended vehicles after setting the issue as the current neighbourhood priority.
The Buxton and Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be focusing on the priority for the next three months after it was raised at the latest governance meeting held on Monday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 28.
The policing team will be heading out at key times on high visibility patrols to catch offenders in the act and are encouraging local residents to report suspicious activity as soon as it happens.
Officers will be handing out crime prevention leaflets in targeted areas to encourage residents to increase their car security in a bid to discourage criminals.
Sergeant Jon Lloyd from the Buxton and Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “There has been a recent rise in thefts from unattended motor vehicles and we are working hard to combat this issue in the local community.
“I would like to encourage all residents to remain vigilant and to report anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles to police straight away so that we can work to stop a crime before it happens.
“Thieves are opportunists so before leaving your vehicle unattended, ensure that windows and doors are securely locked and that no items are left on display, or removed completely where possible.”
Officers from the Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will also be tackling problem parking in the area after residents raised concerns at the quarterly governance meeting.
Identified problem areas include Alma Street, Queens Road and Prince’s Road. Bench Road and Boarstones Lane were also identified by residents for inconsiderate parking around the start and end of the school day.
Officers from the local policing team will be heading out on increased patrols in the area at key times and will be speaking to drivers about the importance of safe and considerate parking to help keep the roads safe for motorists and pedestrians.
Police will be working closely with local schools to raise awareness of road safety issues and handing out letters to parents and residents to encourage considerate parking. Enforcement action will be taken where necessary.
If you see anyone acting suspiciously around unattended vehicles, report it to police on 101 to prevent a crime from happening. Always dial 999 in an emergency.
If you have any issues or concerns in relation to local policing call 101 or email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.