Posted on 8th December 2014
D Division police cadets were out and about in Derby city centre last week offering security advice to motorists.
Officers from the City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team were joined by 16 cadets with the aim of helping and preventing vehicles owners becoming a victim of crime during this busy shopping period.
On the evening of Thursday, December 4, the cadets covered the outlying car parks of the city and distributed over a 1000 crime prevention cards.
Drivers were advised on the security of their vehicle along with the signs that would-be thieves are looking out for.
A number of free air fresheners (with security reminders on them) were also handed out to late night shoppers as they returned to their vehicles.
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 seconds for a thief to smash a window and take valuables from inside, 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