A DERBYSHIRE Dales school has earned top marks with police officers after having a SmartWater protection scheme installed.
Great Hucklow Church of England Primary, in School Lane, asked for a kit to help protect it against burglary and vandalism.
SmartWater is a special UV fluid containing unique codes that can be read under microscope to help police trace any recovered stolen goods back to their owners and to help link offenders to crimes.
If an offender comes into contact with the fluid it sticks to their skin and clothes and can be used to link them to a crime scene using the unique SmartWater coding. The kits also act as a deterrent.
PC Ian Richardson and PCSO Anthony Boswell, from Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team, delivered the kit along with warning signs which will be put up at the school.
PC Richardson said: “SmartWater and similar products can be a great help in protecting goods and properties from crime.
“Not only are they a brilliant deterrent but they can also help us bring offenders to justice and get any stolen items back to their owners.
“It’s great that Great Hucklow school has joined the long list of places protected by this kind of security and I hope it encourages others to brush up on theirs, too.” To find out more, call the team on 101.