High Peak farmers are being encouraged to sign up to a scheme dedicated to helping to cut rural crime and protecting Derbyshire’s farming communities.
Police will be hosting a Farm Watch event at 9am at the Agricultural Business Centre, on Agricultural Way, Bakewell, on March 10, in a bid to encourage farmers to increase their security to protect themselves from crime.
The pioneering free service allows messages to be spread quickly around crime prevention advice, witness appeals and information to anyone signed up to it.
The alerts are sent by text, email and voice messages and can be sent to hundreds of people at a time, pinpointed to a specific area.
Farmers who are not already in the scheme will be able to sign up and will receive a free Farm Watch pack.
Horse owners will also be able to sign up to the dedicated Horse Watch scheme and will receive a free membership pack.