Hatfield officers made a change from their usual “beat-route” to visit local allotments on Saturday (12 August).
The Green Lanes allotment community invited along PCSO Anne Devine and PC Darren Turner for tool-marking – a great way of great way of weeding out opportunities for thieves.
There was a high turnout as the allotment owners were coming together to watch an award be presented by the Hatfield Town Council Mayor Gareth Aicken for best plot.
The officers made the most of the event to grow the numbers of allotment holders signed up to the police messaging service OWL, which keeps residents up-to-date with local policing news and witness appeals.
They also gave out crime prevention advice to keep sheds safe and the children enjoyed exploring the police vehicles.
PCSO Anne Devine said: “This was a great day for all involved – especially the winner of best plot!
“We security marked a number of tools and even a bike whilst we were there too. We really recommend security marking your possessions as it deters thieves and makes it easier to be reunited with your goods if they are ever stolen or lost.
“It was also great to sign people up to OWL. They will be joining the 179,000+ residents already enjoying regular updates from their local policing team.
“We would like to thank the Green Lanes allotment community for inviting us along and making us feel so welcome.”
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