A SECURITY campaing aimed at cutting home burglaries as the nights draw in has got underway.
The annual Derbyshire Police Operation Illuminate will see officers and staff from Derbyshire Dales District Council heading out across the district to speak to people about crime prevention.
They will also be offering cut-price security kit including timer switches, which can turn on lights and lamps inside a house at a set time as well as garage, shed and driveway alarms.
This year, police will also be offering other crime prevention services such as bicycle and property marking at locations across the Dales.
Inspector Rich Booth, who is in charge of policing in the Derbyshire Dales, said: “Our aim, as always, is to protect members of the public from crime and Operation Illuminate is just one of the ways in which we strive to do this.
“Giving people the chance to buy home security items at reduced price means people can take real, effective steps to protect their homes without it costing them too much.
“The timer switches in particular are great because they can help give the impression that people are in, even if they’re not. That can deter a burglar from targeting your home and save you a great deal of distress and anxiety.
“With the clocks going back in just a few weeks, we want to get ahead and give people the chance to beef up security at their homes before the darker nights set in.”