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Week of crime prevention events boosts security for Derby East residents

Posted on 13th August 2014

Officers from Derby East recently held a week of targeted crime prevention events to raise awareness throughout the neighbourhood.

Beginning on Monday, August 4 officers worked in conjunction with Neighbourhood Watch member Brian Farthing at a variety of crime prevention events around the local policing section.

Amongst the venues visited, they attended gardening allotments across Derby East, where officer’s security marked over 100 tools and pieces of gardening equipment.

The team provided a cycle etching service at the Safer Neighbourhood Office located on Harvey Road in Alvaston, security marking over 40 pedal cycles.  This helps the bike to be returned to its rightful owner should it be stolen and later recovered.

In addition, they visited a number of homes around Allenton, Alvaston and Boulton where they spoke directly with residents and provided crime prevention advice and reassurance around home and outbuilding security.

While involved in these events, the team signed up over 220 people to the Derbyshire Alert messaging service, which allows residents to received information and updates about events and local police related issues in their locality.

Sgt Simon Hawley who organised the week’s events said: “It’s important that we continue to look at preventative methods of dealing with crime, rather than just reacting to it.

“The team have managed to raise awareness of the crimes being committed on Derby East and also to provide advice and information on how residents can reduce their chance of becoming a victim of these crimes.

“The Derbyshire Alert system is an excellent way of receiving relevant information about your area, so I’m pleased to see that over 200 new people have now signed up.”

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