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Burglaries become the new neighbourhood priority for Chapel and Chinley police

Posted on 25th July 2014

Officers will be heading out on the beat to crack down on burglaries in Chapel and Chinley after setting the issue as the latest policing priority.

The Chapel and Chinley Safer Neighbourhood Team will be focusing on the prevention of burglaries after it was raised at the recent governance meeting following incidents in the area.

As part of the crackdown, the team will be carrying out increased high visibility patrols and making homeowners aware of the steps they can take to further protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime.

The policing team will also be patrolling the streets with crime prevention flyers targeting unoccupied houses with windows that have been left open.

The flyer, shaped like a footprint, bears the message: ‘You have left your home insecure’. They are intended to catch the attention of the people who return home to find the flyer in their house and realise they have left themselves open to burglary.

Residents are being urged to report suspicious activity to police straight away and are also encouraged to increase their personal and home security in a bid to deter criminals from targeting their property.   

This includes ensuring that doors are locked and windows are secure before going to bed and that any sheds, garages or outbuildings are properly secure with an alarm or padlock fitted as an added measure.

Other advice includes storing vehicle keys and valuable property out of view and to consider investing in alarms, door chimes and property marking kit such as SmartWater or Selecta DNA.

Residents are invited to attend the next Safer Neighbourhood governance meeting to help set the policing priorities for their community. The meeting will take place at Rems bar on Market Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith on Tuesday, October 21 from 7pm.

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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