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Hope Valley residents encouraged to protect their property from thieves

Posted on 18th December 2014

Safer Neighbourhood officers will be taking to the road in the New Year to encourage residents to mark up their property to protect them against criminals.

PC Graham Mason and PCSO Steven Rogers are inviting residents to protect their property at upcoming surgeries and marking events across the Hope Valley.

The team will be hosting events across Edale, Castleton, Hope and Bamford to chat to people about any concerns that they may have, along with offering crime prevention advice on a range of topics.

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 Tuesday, January 6.

On Wednesday, January 14, 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.”

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

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