Derbyshire Constabulary annual review details can be viewed by visiting the following Website:

www.derbyshire.police.uk

When you have filled your vehicle with fuel and are going to the kiosk to pay, DON’T leave the keys in the vehicle.

When leaving your vehicle for any amount of time...

LOCK IT  AND TAKE THE KEYS WITH YOU

The car thief thinks in monetary terms.  Try it for yourself.  Imagine that your vehicle has been broken into and some items stolen.  Consider the impact on you and your family !.  The average cost of replacing your possessions and repairing the damage to your vehicle is considerable and increasing all the time.  Just take a moment.  Look at the following list of items and try to estimate today’s costs —supposing you had got to replace them now : -

Replacement window Radio Mobile Phone Replacement locks

Now give thought to the inconvenience of being without your vehicle whilst the repairs are being carried out.  Can you get to work ?  Go shopping ?  Take and collect the children from school ?  Can you get a courtesy car ?  Or will you have to hire a car ?   It is difficult to imagine what the impact on you will be like until you find out the hard way—but be sure of this …..

YOU WON’T LIKE IT

 

INTRUDER ALARMS

Do you have one fitted to your property? If so, have the Police got an up to date list of your key holders names, addresses and telephone numbers?

Please forward your key holder details to: -

Force Operations Room
(key holders)

Derbyshire Constabulary
Butterley Hall
Ripley
Derbyshire.

CONTACTING THE POLICE

The telephone number to contact the Police in a non-emergency is 01773 570100.

If you wish to report a crime but do not require Police attendance, then you should use the same

number and you require the CRIME DESK. If you witness an incident or crime, PLEASE report it at the time, not the next day.

ONLY DIAL 999 IN AN

EMERGENCY.

SMOKE ALARMS

Have you got Smoke Alarms fitted in your property? Are the batteries working?

Smoke Alarms can now be purchased for less than £5.00 ……. and they do save lives.

If you have already got one fitted, remember to carry out regular maintenance checks.

NATIONAL NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH week starts on Saturday 16th June with “GOOD NEIGHBOUR DAY”. Why not get together in your area and do something neighbourly … have you an elderly neighbour who you could help with making their property more secure? Could you and your neighbours be putting up Neighbourhood Watch signs and stickers? Having carried out a survey of the current location of street signs, we have identified areas where there are none. Let us fill those gaps! It will be a worthwhile activity for the common good, OR, shall we leave Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Prevention in your area to someone else?

CRIME STOPPERS 0800 555 111

If you have any information about crime, drugs, burglary, car crime, smuggling etc. call CRIME STOPPERS. Callers are guaranteed anonymity and you may receive a reward.

You can help prevent, deter and detect crime in your area.

Don’t leave items on display inside your car.  Any items on view, no matter how worthless you think they are, can be a big temptation to someone else.

Take belongings with you, if possible.  If not, lock them in the boot—out of sight—preferably before you start your journey.

Don’t leave items of personal mail inside your vehicle.Make good use of steering-wheel locks or electronic immobilisers.

Did you know that approximately 75 % of car crime occurs outside homes in residential areas and approximately 25 % when vehicles are parked at locations away from home ?

Vehicles between 5—15 years old are most at risk.

4-wheel drive / off road vehicles are also a high-risk group—these are more likely to be repeat targets and they are less likely to be recovered.

Theft from, rather than of, vehicles is the largest category of car crime.


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