Posted on 15th December 2016
Police cadets and volunteers from Derbyshire police and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service joined forces last night to give shoppers in Ilkeston crime and safety advice.
The event was held in the Tesco Extra store, Rutland Street, Ilkeston during the evening of Wednesday, December 14 and saw the volunteers and cadets speaking to over 400 people, distributing crime prevention leaflets and equipment.
Inspector Jim Thompson, who is in charge of policing in Erewash said: “It was great that the cadets and volunteers from both the police and fire and rescue service came and gave up their time. They were able to speak to lots of people and give them advice about keeping safe and crime free.”
“During the last few weeks we have had some incidents of purse and phones being stolen from bags in Ilkeston town centre and this event was able to raise the issue and provide advice and equipment to help prevent people becoming victims.”
The police volunteers tweeted live during the event @DerbysPSVs. You can follow them there for more information about the work the volunteers do.
For more information on volunteering or further crime prevention advice visit here.