Police targeted acquisitive crime including burglaries and anti-social behaviour during a multi-agency day of action in Liscard, an area of Wallasey in Merseyside.
Working alongside the council's anti-social behaviour team and HM Courts Service, Merseyside Police were involved in various activities throughout the day in Central Park.
Personal attack alarms and SelectaDNA forensic property marking kits were handed out, allowing residents to mark their property.
Wallasey Neighbourhood Sergeant Binks said: "Partnership working allows us to take action using the different powers available to police and our partners.
"Crime prevention advice and property marking will further help reduce offences of acquisitive crime, where we have already had decreases, and make residents feel safer and more secure.
"We have already seen people taking better care on their home security, but I would like to further highlight the importance of checking your front doors, windows and garage doors to prevent becoming easy targets this summer."
Another area of police action on the day involved a crackdown on the use of scrambler bikes, which many local residents have found threatening and anti-social.
Cllr George Davies, deputy leader of Wirral Council and cabinet member for housing and community safety said: "This summer crackdown on scrambler bikes and burglars will be welcome news to our local communities.”
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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