POLICE in Clowne have given away more than 500 free property marking kits as part of an initiative to protect residents’ homes from thieves.
Officers from the Clowne Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) and Bolsover District Council’s CAN Rangers have been handing out SmartWater kits at events around the village in recent weeks.
It is part of a scheme funded by Clowne Parish Council to have every household protected by SmartWater.
SmartWater is a liquid which is invisible to the naked eye but contains a unique code that can be identified under UV light.
It can be applied to property such as TVs, laptops and even cars to ensure that if it were stolen and recovered it can be returned to the owner.
The next handout event will be held at Tesco, Mill Street on Sunday, October 9 from 9.30am to 4pm.
PC Tanya Morton, of the Clowne SNT, said: “This is an excellent example of local agencies working together to make Clowne a safer place to live.”
Residents will need to bring two utility bills to prove they are a resident in order to collect their free kit.
For more information about your local Safer Neighbourhood Team call 0345 123 3333 or visit the website www.derbyshire.police.uk.