Posted on 10th July 2014
Officers from the Buxton and Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team have been heading out to speak to local community groups about staying safe.
PC Stephen Blore and PCSO Linda Cook from the Buxton and Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team joined the Brighter Opportunities social club on Saturday, July 5.
The Safer Neighbourhood officers spoke to the group about hate crime, including how to both recognise and report the crime, along with advice on where to go for further information and support.
Hate crime is subjecting people to harassment, victimisation, intimidation or abuse because of their race, faith, religion, disability or because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered.
The Buxton and Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team visited the Bright Opportunities club on Saturday, July 5.
Bright Opportunities is a not-for-profit service which works to support adults with learning difficulties living in the High Peak area. The service runs community based day services to provide support and a variety of activities around leisure, education and development.
The policing team visited the Fairfield Methodist Church on Fairfield Road, Fairfield to chat to the group about the steps that they can take to further protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime.
The officers offered advice around rogue traders, increasing home and personal security and the ways to stay safe against rogue traders.
This includes ensuring that windows and doors are properly secure before leaving the property or going to bed, making sure that any valuable items are kept out of view and ensuring that house and car keys are removed from locks and from view of windows.
Crime prevention leaflets and property marking kits were also handed out.
To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.