Posted on 9th March 2015
D Division police cadets have been out and about in Alvaston offering security advice to motorists.
Officers from the Alvaston Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team were joined by 16 D Division cadets with the aim of helping and preventing vehicles owners become a victim of crime.
On the evening of Thursday, February 26, the cadets aged between 16 and 18 visited the Keldholme Lane area of Derby. Over the course of two hours the cadets had checked 318 vehicles, finding nine insecure and one van insecure with tools left inside.
The cadets located the drivers of the insecure vehicles to inform them, also offering crime prevention advice.
PC Laura Robins, Cadet Leader for D Division said: “Keeping your car secure and taking steps such as removing valuables only takes a second.
“It also only takes a few minutes for a thief to access a vehicle, even less if it is left insecure, so we want people to do everything they can to deter criminals.
“Events of this nature are a positive way for us to get that message across and the cadets did a great job in reminding drivers about their vehicle security.”
To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team please call 101 the non-emergency number or visit: www.derbyshire.police.uk