Posted on 20th December 2013
Officers from Hope Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team are inviting residents to protect their property at upcoming surgeries and property marking events.
The team will be taking centre stage at events across Edale, Castleton, Hope and Bamford to chat to people about the steps that they can take to further protect their property from criminals.
Residents will be invited to the events to mark up items such as bikes, laptops and phones as police head out in the New Year for local surgeries.
Officers will be visiting Edale main car park between 10am and 12 noon, and Castleton main car park between 12:30pm and 2:30pm on Thursday, January 2.
On Friday, January 3, the team will be attending Bamford Anglers car park between 10am and 12 noon, before heading to Hope main car park between 12:30pm and 2:30pm.
PC Graham Mason from the Hope Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Events like this are a great opportunity for us to head out into the community and chat to residents about the steps that they can take to extra protect themselves from would-be-thieves.
“We will be on hand to offer free security marking and crime prevention advice, which can help to make your property much less attractive to a potential thief.
“We hope to see as many people as possible during the events across Edale, Castleton, Hope and Bamford and I would also like to encourage anyone with Smart Water kits to mark up any new property over the Christmas period.”
Police are also urging residents to sign up to the national property register, Immobilise.
Immobilise is a free service that allows anyone to register their property. If it is lost or stolen and the police recover it, the Immobilise database can be checked and the item reunited with its owner. Any property including mobile phones, bikes and laptops can be registered on the database.
To register, or to find out more, visit www.immobilise.com.
To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.