A series of crime prevention events are taking place in the Shires area of Hull over the next few months starting with Devon Street tomorrow (Tuesday January 12) as part of plans to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.
Between 10am and 2pm on Tuesday January 12 and Wednesday January 13 the local Community Policing Team, Community Safety Volunteers and representatives from Hull City Councils West Area Team will be visiting every house on Devon Street and conducting home security surveys with occupants.
The residents visited will be offered:
• Practical advice on preventing their homes being targeted by burglars.
• Support in registering for a free www.immoblise.com account and assistance with uploading of valuables onto the site.
Police Constable Matthew Jarvis from the local Community Policing Team said: "This activity has been developed to assist homeowners in making their own homes more secure, increasing the number of people with www.immobilise.com accounts and raising awareness in how people can assist in reporting criminality and neighbourhood issues in the area.
“By working together with the community, volunteers and other partner agencies we believe we can reduce long term crime in this area and make it a no go area for opportunist burglars.”
In addition, to doing door to door surveys the police engagement bus will be situated on Hessle Road each day offering other residents in the area advice on security.
Further events will be planned for Dorset Street, Essex Street, Gloucester Street, Hampshire Street, Huntingdon Street and Monmouth Street in the coming months.
There will also be an engagement event at the Gipsyville Multi-purpose centre (Gipsyville Library) on Thursday January 14 between 2pm and 4pm. The police and several other agencies will be present to offer advice to the public who wish to drop in between those times.
The public can also support the police in tackling burglary and associated criminality by calling the police if they see people acting suspiciously in their community, if there is a burglary in progress or if they have details about those involved in criminality. This can be done this using 999 in an emergency, 101 in a non-emergency or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
For more advice on how to protect your property use the link.