Following an increase in burglaries in the District, the St Albans and Harpenden Volunteer Police cadets are running a crime prevention evening to arm residents with simple preventative measures they can take to keep their homes more secure.
The event will take place on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at Harpenden Public Hall in Southdown Road between 7pm and 8.30pm.
- Free tool engraving and property security marking.
- Free crime prevention advice and workshop.
- Limited free supply of security light timers.
- Meet your local Safer Neighbourhood team officer and officers from Trading Standards.
- See a display of products that can help you to secure your home and vehicle.
- Join Neighbourhood Watch and receive emails about crime in your local area.
St Albans Chief Inspector Shane O’Neill said: “In line with the rest of the county, and country, we have seen an increase in burglaries in St Albans, Harpenden and London Colney,” said “We are making arrests, targeting suspects and have increased patrols. Residents can also do their bit by taking on board crime prevention advice including giving their homes the ‘lived-in’ look and investing in CCTV and other web-based cameras. By taking a few steps to make your home and property more secure you can significantly reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime.” He added: “I’m very grateful to the police cadets for running this event to help prevent burglaries and help keep residents in Harpenden safer.”
Cadet Leader, Police Sergeant Steve Alison, said: “This is a great opportunity for residents to speak to their local police officers and PCSOs from the Harpenden and Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team.