Posted on 15th July 2014
Members of the public picked up advice about crime prevention and had their bike marked during a special police and Neighbourhood Watch event which took place last week.
Officers from the local Derby East Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team ran the event in conjunction with Rolls Royce, Bike Register and Neighbourhood Watch on Friday, July 11.
Crime prevention information and advice on how to keep yourself, your home and your personal belongings as safe and secure possible was distributed and a number of bikes were security marked.
Sergeant Simon Hawley who manages the local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said:” We had quite a few people attend on the day and around 30 cyclists brought along their bikes and had them security marked with the Bike Register Marking Kit.
“The kit marks the bikes with a unique code, which is linked to the owner’s details on a database.
“It also allows owners to upload photographs of their bikes onto a secure area on the Bike Register website. This enables owners to easily provide police with a photograph if their cycle is stolen.
“If their cycle is stolen and subsequently found, police can use this code to ensure the bike is returned back to its rightful owner.
“We hope that the people who did attend will take on board the advice given and this in turn will hopefully reduce the chances of them becoming a victim of crime.”
Neighbourhood Watch also offered other security devices and tools for sale at the event.
If members of the public would like to have their bike security marked, please contact Derby Division Neighbourhood Watch Support Group on: 0300 122 8695.
To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team call 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org||.