Posted on 11th May 2017
The police cadets out on patrol in Littleover
A team of police cadets were out yesterday, Wednesday, May 10, patrolling the streets of Littleover.
The cadets were out with members of the Littleover Safer Neighbourhood Team checking vehicles and particularly looking for those that were insecure or had valuables on show, so that they could then give appropriate advice to the vehicle owners. Nearly 400 vehicles were checked and 30 of them were found to be insecure.
Sergeant Alex Wood, who is in charge of Safer Neighbourhood policing in Littleover, said: “We have had a number of thefts from vehicles in this area and so the fact that the cadets have been able to visit and do these checks really supports the work we are doing in trying to prevent further crimes and catch those responsible.
“We have found that some of the crimes have been where people have left their vehicles insecure, with valuables on show, or both and so we would really encourage owners to lock their vehicles when leaving them unattended.
“This is a great example of where volunteering in the police really does directly help fight crime. The work of the cadets has greatly assisted the work of the team and is very much appreciated by us but more importantly by the members of the public who commented positively on the night about the advice the cadets were able to give them.”
The Derbyshire Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme is aimed at 13 to 18 year olds who wish to have an insight into the police and are keen to be involved in a police-orientated youth group working alongside their local communities.
For more information on volunteering opportunities with Derbyshire police visit www.derbyshire.police.uk/careers