Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa yesterday (Sunday 23rd July) joined police and safety partners for a community roadshow event promoting home security and crime prevention advice.
The Commissioner visited communities in Kirk Ireton, Hulland Ward, Brailsford and Hollington, for the Operation Illuminate roadshow – a force-wide initiative to help people safeguard their property from thieves.
The scheme, led by the Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, sees police officers and council staff heading out into local communities to offer residents face-to-face security advice and an opportunity to pick up home security kits such as shed alarms and padlocks.
Mr Dhindsa has pledged to visit every corner of Derbyshire during his four-year term as part of his #D383 campaign, which will cover the rural hinterlands in North Derbyshire down to Netherseal in the South, across to Belph in the East and Sudbury to the West.
His involvement with Operation Illuminate saw him meeting residents across Kirk Ireton, Hulland Ward, Brailsford, and Hollington and listening to their safety concerns.
“It was a pleasure to get out into Derbyshire’s communities once again and listen to local people’s concerns about crime and deliver practical advice that will help them to protect their property and stay safe,” said Mr Dhindsa.
“Good security doesn’t have to cost very much and by taking simple precautions we can all make a big difference to our personal safety and the protection of our property. It’s about building awareness among the public about the steps they can take to reduce their risk of becoming a victim and Operation Illuminate is doing just that.
“Meeting people face-to-face is always a powerful way of getting the message across and I’m very happy to offer our Derbyshire’s neighbourhood officers my help in any way I can.”
Mr Dhindsa’s involvement with the project saw him visit village shops, pubs, schools and churches to effectively deliver the message.
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Posted on Monday 24th July 2017