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Police head out for beat sweep action in Chapel and Chinley

Posted on 13th August 2014

Police in Chinley and Chapel-en-le-Frith will be heading out on patrol as part of targeted beat sweep action in the area.

Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team will be running a two-day event to offer crime prevention advice and support following recent burglaries in the area.

On Tuesday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 20, PC Andy Crosthwaite and PCSO Karen Green will be heading out across the community to encourage residents to take the steps to increase their home security and deter criminals from targeting their property.

On Tuesday, officers will be carrying out door-to-door visits in the area alongside a local housing officer to offer advice and listen to any concerns from residents about issues in their neighbourhood.

The Chapel and Chinley Safer Neighbourhood Team will be hosting a drop-in surgery at Morrisons on Market Street, Chapel on Wednesday, August 20. No appointment is necessary.

The team will be on hand to offer advice and support on increasing your home, vehicle and personal security, along with offering free anti-theft number plate screws to vehicle owners.

The screws are designed to deter opportunists from targeting a vehicle as they make it difficult to remove the number plates.

While the devices can be fitted by a normal screwdriver, they cannot be removed with one. This reduces the risk of number plates being stolen or cloned, and can prevent offenders from committing a crime which cannot be traced back to them.

To find out more contact your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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