Posted on 19th May 2014
Officers will be cracking down on residential bin dipping and theft from allotments and garages after setting the issues as policing priorities.
The Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be focusing on the priorities after residents raised concerns at the recent governance meeting.
The policing team will be carrying out high visibility patrols at key times to prevent thefts from, and damage caused to allotments and garages across the community by identifying any offenders.
Officers will be heading out on the beat to speak to residents about the steps that they can take to further protect themselves from criminals. This includes ensuring that any out-buildings, sheds and garages are properly secured and that any valuable items are left out of view.
The team will also be installing crime prevention signage in key locations to encourage residents to increase their security following reports of thefts and damage being reported. Recent reports have seen key areas including Cunningdale allotments, Cornwall Avenue and Tongue Lane in Fairfield being highlighted.
PC Blore and PCSO Haley from the Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be heading out on increased targeted patrols following reports of residential bin dipping in the area. The team will be speaking to people living in the area about the issue and will be encouraging residents to shred their confidential waste to prevent them from becoming a victim of identity theft.
Residents are invited to attend the next Safer Neighbourhood governance meeting to help set policing priorities on Wednesday July 30. The meeting will be held at St. Nicholas Hall, Fairfield Community Centre and will run from 2pm.
To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.