Police cadets helping keep town safer with crime prevention workshop

PUBLISHED: 11:52 23 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:52 23 March 2018

Members of the public speaking to police cadets at the workshop. Picture: Herts Constabulary.

Members of the public speaking to police cadets at the workshop. Picture: Herts Constabulary.

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St Albans and Harpenden Police Cadets are helping people be safer and decrease levels of crime by running a prevention workshop.

Members of the public speaking to police cadets at the workshop. Picture: Herts Constabulary.Members of the public speaking to police cadets at the workshop. Picture: Herts Constabulary.

Over 100 people turned up at Harpenden Public Hall on Tuesday, March 20, following a significant increase in burglaries over the past year.

Cadet leader Sgt Steve Alison said: “Dozens of tools and personal items were security marked and I’ve had positive feedback from the crime prevention workshops. The aim was to arm residents with simple crime prevention measures to keep their homes more secure.

“I’d like to thank Neighbourhood Watch, Trading Standards and the Harpenden Safer Neighbourhood Team for running stalls, the thee private companies for displaying their alarms and locks and St Albans council for providing timers and locks for us to distribute.”

The event included free tool marking and the chance to meet officers. A similar event is being planned for London Colney.

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