Posted on 9th November 2016
A team of Police Support Volunteers (PSVs) and cadets have been patrolling a city retail park to give shoppers vehicle crime prevention advice.
The action was taken at the Wyvern Retail Park during the evening of Thursday, November 3. The team was checking vehicles and particularly looking for those that were insecure or had valuables on show so that appropriate advice could be given to the vehicle owners.
More than 500 vehicles were checked 67 of which had valuables on show and 10 were found to be insecure. Many vehicles had items on display which included IT accessories, bags and jackets. All of the owners were either located and advised accordingly or left crime prevention leaflets to raise awareness.
Kate Bowyer, the crime prevention officer for Derbyshire police’s South Division, said: “The volunteers and cadets are committed people who want to give their time to help the community. We are giving them basic crime prevention training and they are spending their time getting out and about giving this information to members of the public.
“We hope that by taking this action people are more informed about simple steps they can take to help stop them becoming victims of crime.”
Attached is a leaflet which gives some advice that can help prevent you becoming a victim of car crime
For more information on volunteering with Derbyshire police visit www.derbyshire.police.uk/careers/Volunteer-with-us