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Police cadets take to the streets to offer vehicle crime prevention advice to Shirebrook residents

Posted on 11th November 2016

A team of police cadets took to the streets of Shirebrook to offer residents security advice as part of a vehicle crime initiative this week.

The cadets carried out patrols on Tuesday evening (November 8) to help officers remind residents and drivers in Shirebrook to keep their cars secure and remove valuables.

They volunteered their time to look out for vehicles which were left unlocked or had property on show, and then tracked down the owners to make them aware.

Crime prevention advice and items, including a property marking pen and stickers for vehicles were handed out.

Sergeant Mark Church, of the Shirebrook Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “The police cadets came to Shirebrook on a cold and wet evening for this campaign to help raise awareness of vehicle security.

“Our police cadets also came to Shirebrook in the summer for a similar initiative where they found that around 10 cars left unlocked. The picture this week was a much better, with six cars being found insecure during the two hour period. The improved results were great to see and meant that the cadets could concentrate their energy into offering further crime prevention advice.”

Sgt. Church added: "I would like to thank the Bolsover Community Safety Partnership for supplying freebies and for supporting the overall effort to reduce crime. A great big thank you also goes out to cadet leader PC Dan Appleby and the cadets themselves who gave up their spare time after a day at school to contribute to the community and to make a positive difference in Shirebrook."

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