Posted on 27th August 2014
A crime prevention campaign carried out in conjunction with Derbyshire Police Cadets and local officers took place in Derby last week.
PCSO Linda Ball of the Darley and Allestree Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team organised an awareness campaign in the Otter Street area following a recent increase in theft from vehicles.
During the evening of Thursday, August 21, Special Constables, Police Community Support Officers and Police Cadets under the supervision of Cadet Leader PC Laura Robins, checked vehicles for insecurity and valuables left on show.
The officers covered Arthur Street, Otter Street, North Street and the surrounding area where the offences have been taking place.
Of 255 vehicles checked, five vehicles were found to be insecure and 15 had valuables on display.
PC Robins said: “The owners were located and advised and in addition our team also hand delivered crime prevention leaflets to addresses in the area about vehicle security and the simple steps people can take to stop their vehicles being targeted by thieves.
“The residents that we managed to speak to were very happy that positive action was being taken in their area to raise awareness.”
To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101 or visit www.derbyshire.police.uk