Christchurch and East Dorset Councils Warn of Christmas Crime


East Dorset Crime Prevention Panel which is made up of watch Chairs, Police and the local authority were recently told that East Dorset had experienced a 28 per cent increase in thefts from sheds and garages. Similar increases were being experienced across the county.

In the lead up to Christmas the Sheducation trailer, run by police volunteers and watch members, will be visiting a number of locations across East Dorset. As well as giving crime prevention advice, low cost security products will be on sale. For East Dorset residents the Crime Prevention Panel has agreed a discount on the alarmed padlock which has proved an effective deterrent to would-be thieves.

Sheducation will also be giving out advice on bike marking, as at this time of year new bicycles are also stolen. A good quality D-Lock is recommended to use both at home and when taking the bicycle out and a small stock of these will be available to purchase from the trailer.
Please help us to help the Police keep crime low in East Dorset, secure and mark your property, remain vigilant and report anything suspicious using the police 101 number or call 999 if a crime is in progress.

The following events are taking place across East Dorset with crime prevention advice, property marking and low-cost security products:

26 November 9.30am – 1.30pm CLARC, King Street Wimborne (in the hall)
30 November 11am – 2pm Bike marking and Sheducation at Moors Valley Country Park
5 December 11am – 2pm Sheducation, John Brown’s Garden Centre Three Legged Cross
7 December 10am – 4pm Holly Berry Fair – Barrington Centre, Ferndown
10 December 10am – 2pm Sheducation – Haskins Garden Centre, Longham
12 December 11am – 2pm Sheducation – Stewarts Garden Centre, Holt
14 December 11am – 2pm Bike marking and Sheducation Moors Valley Country Park

November 26, 2013 |

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