Week of police action sees 58 arrests

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Mon 3rd June 2024

Derbyshire Constabulary has recently announced the outcome of their part in an annual week of action focusing on burglary.
A spokesman for the force said: “Almost five dozen arrests were made in Derbyshire during a national week of action for burglary earlier this year.
“Throughout the week of action in March, our dedicated Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs) spoke to residents across Derbyshire about home safety advice to ward off potential burglars.
“During their patrols, officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) also visited those who had previously been targeted by burglars to provide reassurance about the ongoing work to tackle the crime and provided additional security measures to fit into their properties.
“A total of 58 arrests were made during the week of action, 18 of these were for residential burglaries.”
Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Marriott, Force Lead for Serious Acquisitive Crime, said: “Having someone enter your home without your knowledge can be devastating and very worrying.
“We want to reassure everyone throughout Derbyshire that burglary is a key priority for us and that dedicated teams of detectives continue to work hard to disrupt this type of criminality.
“While tackling burglary is a year-round job, our week of action puts a spotlight on what officers and staff do day in and day out to help protect the people of Derbyshire.
“Throughout this week of action, officers have been working with people in the community to ensure their homes are properly secure and signpost them to further resources if necessary.”
Since the week of action Derbyshire Police’s Prevention and Partnership Team have developed leaflets highlighting recent thefts in local areas.
Sergeant Matthew Brown, Prevention and Problem Solving Sergeant, said: “Following on the success from Durham Constabulary we wanted to recreate leaflets that highlight recent motor thefts and burglaries in the local area and to help not make someone an easy target. This will be achieved by having a recognisable picture of a street so that residents will hopefully be more inclined to read the information.”
“I hope that when people see the leaflet, it will make people check that they have not left any valuables in the car and to make sure their car is locked.”

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