South Derbyshire police and cadets join forces on anti-vehicle crime patrol
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Our Safer Neighbourhood team in Boulton Moor were joined out on the beat last week by the police cadets.
The group were out and about on the evening of Thursday 17 October, delivering crime prevention advice around the area to help prevent vehicle crime. They were checking for insecure vehicles and speaking to owners about leaving valuables on show.
PCSO Andrea Thompson, from the team, said: “It was great to be joined by the cadets which meant that we were able to get around a large part of Boulton Moor speaking to people about how they can help to prevent becoming victims of vehicle crime.
“Thieves will always look for easy targets and choose vehicles that are unlocked or where they can see there are things to steal.
“During the evening we checked more than 500 vehicles, with 11 being left insecure and 7 having valuables on show, without doubt these vehicles would have been targets for thieves.”
The Derbyshire Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme is aimed at 10 to 18 year olds, to give young people an insight in to the many and varied aspects of policing, to make them aware of the role of the police in society, to develop their character and to promote good citizenship.