Posted on 15th December 2014
A crime prevention initiative carried out in conjunction with Derbyshire Police Cadets and local officers took place in Derby last week.
Officers from Allenton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team organised an awareness campaign in the neighbourhood following a recent increase in burglaries and theft from vehicles.
On the evening of Thursday, December 11, PCSOs and Police Cadets under the supervision of Cadet Leader PC Laura Robins, checked homes and vehicles for insecurity and valuables left on show.
The officers covered Mortimer Street and the surrounding area where the offences have been taking place.
Of 83 vehicles checked, a number of them were found to have various items on display. One vehicle owner was advised in relation to car security when he was identified as leaving his mobile phone on display.
PC Robins said: “Cadets offered Smartwater to those interested in protecting their property and residents were given the opportunity to register with Derbyshire Alert giving them access to up to date crime trends in their area and allowing them to offer any relevant information they may have.
“The overall response and uptake was very positive with many households allowing the cadets into their homes and showing interest in the security methods available.”
To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101 or visit www.derbyshire|.police.uk
For more information on Derbyshire Alert or to sign up for the free messaging service, please visit www.derbyshirealert.co.uk|.
You can register online on the Alert website, or you can call 101 and speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood Team officers about signing up.