Crime prevention freebies handed out at community event
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Officers held a successful community engagement event in Welwyn Garden City recently where residents were provided with free crime prevention devices.
Taking place in the Howard Centre on Friday 25 November, residents were able to speak to their local Safer Neighbourhood Team about any issues affecting them.
The event was run by PC Yasmin Rogers, PCSO Bill McCaskie and PCSO Jack Andrews.
Residents were given crime prevention advice, including leaflets, on how to keep their homes, garages and vehicles safe. Free purse bells and chains, Faraday pouches (to prevent keyless vehicle theft) and card defenders were also given out.
PC Rogers said: “It was great to speak to so many residents and give them reassurance on how they can protect themselves from crime. Even the children got involved and were delighted to receive stickers and stay safe wrist bands!
“We also signed people up to OWL, our community messaging system, which keeps residents informed of local crimes in the area.
“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to come along and speak with us.
“If you were unable to make the event, please remember you can share your feedback with us anytime by using echo, our community voice platform.”
To receive police messages about a range of topics including burglaries, scams and missing people in your local area, sign up to OWL (Opens in a new window).
You can use our community voice platform ‘echo’ to let us know what you think we should be prioritising in your area. Your feedback will help towards shaping our local policing priorities, initiatives and campaigns. Visit the following and tell us your thoughts.