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Police and the Co-op team up to fight crime in Derby.

Posted on 12th January 2017

We have teamed up with Central England Co-op in a new scheme to reduce crime in their stores in Derby. 

At a launch today (Thursday, January 12) at one of the shops on Ashbourne Road, Derby we have announced that we will be working closely with the Co-op to help them reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in and around their Derby stores. 

The campaign will include the use of a specially designed poster campaign and increased police presence in and around stores to send a strong message to both customers and the surrounding area that crimes such as theft and antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated. It will see officers undertaking beat events in-store, which could involve meeting  customers, talking to them about crime prevention information and equipment such as window alarms, tamper proof licence plate screws for your car and other preventative measures. 

Workers in the stores have also been trained to display high levels of vigilance and how to challenge anyone acting suspiciously. 

Superintendent Tracy Harrison, who is in charge of operational policing in Derby, said: “We are pleased to be working with Central England Co-op to help them reduce crime in their stores across Derby. We are committed to reducing and investigating crime and protecting people in Derbyshire and as so of course support this initiative. 

“Stores such as those owned by Central England Co-op are very often at the centre of our communities and so the opportunity that this scheme offers us to hold meetings with the public as part of our ‘Street Meet’ initiative is particularly welcomed.” 

Karl Hall, Loss Prevention Advisor at Central England Co-operative, said: “The idea behind this scheme was to showcase that we have a zero tolerance approach to crime in and around our stores including everything from theft to antisocial behaviour. 

For more information contact one of our Safer Neighbourhood teams on 101 or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.

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