Posted on 2nd October 2014
Police in Chapel are issuing advice to motorists as part of forcewide campaign to tackle thefts in the county.
The October campaign aims to raise awareness and encourage people to protect their vehicles from being targeted by thieves as the darker nights draw in.
Safer Neighbourhood officers in Chapel, Whaley Bridge and Hope Valley will be heading out on the road to host crime prevention events over the coming weeks.
On Thursday, October 9, PC Graham Mason and PCSO Steven Rogers will be visiting to the High Peak Garden Centre on Hope Road, Bamford between 10am and 1pm.
PC Ellen Barlow and PCSO Tracy Jones from the Whaley Bridge Policing Team will be hosting an event at Tesco’s in Bridgemont between 10am and 1pm on Friday, October 10.
PC Andrew Crosthwaite and PCSO Karen Green will be visiting Morrisons on Market Street, Chapel between 10am and 1pm on Sunday, October 26.
The policing teams will be on hand to answer any community concerns along with offering advice to help motorists to further protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime.
Advice includes ensuring that Sat-Navs and their cradles are removed, along with wiping away any ‘sucker’ marks. Park in well-lit, overlooked areas where possible and consider using a steering lock, alarm or tracking device for added security.
If you spot anyone acting suspiciously around parked and unattended vehicles, call police straight away on 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.
To speak to your local policing team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.