Posted on 21st November 2018
A bike marking event held by our officers from the Allestree Safer Neighbourhood Team was such a success that an extra date has been added.
Yesterday officers from the team were at the University of Derby campus on Kedleston Road security marking and registering bikes free of charge.
Dozens of cycle owners attended and demand was such that another event will be held tomorrow, Thursday, November 22 at the Park Farm Centre, Allestree.
The scheme works by marking the bike with a unique code linked to the owner’s details on a secure database. If their cycle is stolen and subsequently found, police can use this code to ensure the bike is returned to its rightful owner.
The marking by www.BikeRegister.com is usually £12 but is completed free by the team.
PCSO Ibrar Rafique (pictured), one of the officers on the team, said: “Yesterday’s event was well attended by students and residents alike and so we have put on another date at the Park Farm Centre.
“We have also heard calls for a weekend event to be held, which we will be arranging over the next few weeks.”
The team will be at the centre between 1pm and 3pm. Anyone attending to have their cycle marked should bring with them some form of identification.
For further information contact the team on 101 or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.