Posted on 23rd May 2014
Police cadets have been working with officers to prevent burglaries and car crime in Alvaston and Spondon.
Safer Neighbourhoods officers were joined by the cadets on the initiative aimed at increasing home and vehicle security.
The team gave property marking kits to 47 houses on Hatfield Road and Bracknell Drive in Alvaston and also spoke to residents about crime prevention.
They also checked more than 200 cars around the streets of Spondon for valuables left on show and any unlocked doors or open windows that could offer thieves an opportunity.
Of those checked 18 were found to be insecure. The team sought out the owners of those vehicles and reminded them that they should be security conscious at all times.
The initiative was carried out following a number of thefts from cars in the area.
If you would like more information on crime prevention contact your local Safer Neighbourhood team on 101 or via the website www.derbyshire.police.uk.
Pictured: Cadets Helen Howl and Laura Savage (right).