Volunteer Police Cadets from St Albans & Harpenden worked alongside officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood Teams, to give out crime prevention advice on a range of subjects, such as how to protect themselves from purse dippers while out and about and how to keep their homes more secure during the darker evenings. Free security light timers and purse chains were also given out.

The cadets were joined by Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer Derrick Sweeney who spoke to visitors about the OWL system, which allows people to receive alerts about crimes in their local area. More than 40 new members signed up during the two events.

Sergeant Steve Alison, who leads the St Albans and Harpenden Volunteer Police Cadets said: “These events were a great way to meet with local residents and get valuable crime prevention advice across. The feedback was very positive and we look forward to attending further community events in the New Year.”

 For further information about OWL, or to sign up, visit www.owl.co.uk

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