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Police Reports and Advice


Police Reports and Advice

POLICE ADVICE – PROTECT YOUR SHED

Don’t give thieves ‘shedloads’ of opportunities!

Most sheds are not strong enough or secure enough to withstand a determined effort to break into them.

Don’t provide easy pickings for thieves by leaving items such as strimmers, mowers or your favourite spade or fork in your shed.

Put this sign up to let people know that all valuables have been removed.

POLICE ADVICE – SECURITY MARKING

Security Marking

Items that have been security marked are harder to sell on, making them less attractive to burglars. It will also help the police to return them to you if they are found. You can mark property in the following ways:

Permanent marking – using an engraving tool and a stencil.

Invisible marking – using an ultra violet (UV) pen to write on your details.

Forensic marking – using DNA technology to mark property with a special code which is unique to the owner.

We also recommend that you take photographs of valuable items and keep them alongside a record of any serial numbers or markings and a description.

POLICE ADVICE – PROTECT YOUR FARM PROPERTY

Protect Your Farm Property

As your farm buildings will be used to store expensive items, they need to be secure:

Invest in an alarm and display signs to let intruders know that an alarm is in operation.

Consider CCTV

Fit high quality locks and keep doors locked when not in use.

Contacts

PC Mick Sturland

CSO Sharon Creber

CSO Mike Ellis

Tel: 0300 333 3000 ( non emergency )

07792 774 058

marketdraytonruralnorthlpt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

www.westmercia.police.uk

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