Residents in Ripley and Codnor have the chance to pick up advice on crime prevention at a special ‘Lock Up’ event next week.
Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team have joined forces with the Amber Valley Community Safety Partnership to hold the events over the next few weeks.
As well as advice on all aspects of safety and security, the team will be giving out free security devices including purse chains and bells, property marking kits, shed and window alarms and door chimes.
The first one is set to take place at the Co-op store, on High Street, Ripley, between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday, March 20.
It will move over to Codnor the following week, on Wednesday, March 27. Officers will be at Highfields Community Room, on Field Street, between 4pm and 8pm
PC Anna Welberry, who is part of the Safer Neighbourhood policing team which covers Codnor, has helped organise the events.
She said: “The ‘Lock Up’ events are all about giving local residents and shoppers tailored advice on safety and security, to help address any aspects where they could be more vulnerable to crime.
“It also gives local people the chance to drop in and speak to us about any issues or concerns that they might have.”
PC Welberry added: “We really hope to help local residents reduce the risk of suffering from crime and to continue to keep the Amber Valley a safe place, and I hope they will prove to be popular.”