Posted on 8th July 2014
Members of the public have the chance to pick up advice about crime prevention during a special police and Neighbourhood Watch event taking place this week.
Officers from the local Derby East Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team will be running the event in conjunction with Rolls Royce, Bike Register and Neighbourhood Watch.
They will be offering crime prevention information and sharing advice on how to keep yourself, your home and your personal belongings as safe and secure as possible.
Cyclists can also bring along their bikes and have them security marked with the Bike Register Marking Kit.
This kit marks the bikes with a unique code, which is linked to the owner’s details on a database. If their cycle is stolen and subsequently found, police can use this code to ensure the bike is returned back to its rightful owner.
Neighbourhood Watch are providing this service at the event for a discounted price of £4 per cycle with free fitting on the day.
Neighbourhood Watch will also have other security devices and tools for sale at the event, such as shed alarms and Smart Water and these will also be sold at discounted prices.
The event will take place in Rolls Royce car park, next to the HSBC Bank on Victory Road in Allenton between 10.00am and 3.00pm on Friday, July 11.
Residents also have the chance to join their local Neighbourhood Watch group or sign up to Derbyshire Alert.
Derbyshire Alert is a free messaging service that uses text messages, voicemail recordings and email to alert people across the county to any crimes, events, public meetings and any other issues relating to police.
Messages can be tailored to a local neighbourhood, or by a specific interest, to help keep people in the loop about police activity and ensure the information they receive is relevant to them.
Sergeant Simon Hawley who manages the policing teams said: “The event is all about helping people to stay safe and secure no matter where they are or what they are doing.
“We also invite cyclists to stop by and avail themselves of security for their bike.”
The team hold regular surgeries and crime prevention events in the area. To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team call 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|.
For more information, or to sign up to Derbyshire Alert, www.derbyshirealert.co.uk|.