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Pair of PCSOs point out range of crime prevention tips on city estate

Posted on 14th November 2013

Police have been out on patrol on an Alvaston estate to speak to people living there about crime prevention.

PCSOs Andrea Thompson and Jarrod Hobson headed out around the City Point area, near Pride Park, to address concerns about crime in the area.

The officers were also invited to a residents’ meeting about the issue and took the opportunity to give people advice on what they can do to protect themselves from criminals.

A large number of City Point residents were also encouraged to sign up to Derbyshire Alert, the force’s free messaging service, during the visit on Wednesday, November 13.

Officers from Alvaston Safer Neighbourhood Team will now be increasing patrols in the area to deter criminals and offer reassurance to local people.

Sergeant Simon Hawley, who leads the team, said: “It’s absolutely important that we link in directly with local people to discuss their fears and concerns regarding crime.

“Sometimes, the fear of crime is greater than the risk and visits such as this help us to address that, as well as keeping people in the loop about recent incidents and, crucially, giving them timely and useful crime prevention advice.

“We’re also increasing our presence in the area and getting people to sign up to Derbyshire Alert means we can communicate with them much more quickly.”

To speak to Alvaston Safer Neighbourhood Team, call 101. For more information on Derbyshire Alert and to sign up for free, visit

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