DERBYSHIRE Constabulary and Chesterfield Football Club recently joined forces to help protect owners of 4x4 vehicles from theft, following an increase in reported incidents across north Derbyshire.
Property marking kits were handed out to all 4x4 owners at an event at the B2net stadium, Chesterfield FC’s home ground.
Police helped owners protectively mark their vehicles with SelectaDNA, which places a unique forensic code on items making it easier for the police to detect stolen vehicles, parts and property.
Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team demonstrated how the product works and offered other crime prevention and security advice to 4x4 owners.
PC Lee Oldham, who is involved in the initiative, said: “By using SelectaDNA we’re sending a clear message to criminals who are targeting 4x4 vehicles for parts or for the vehicle itself.”
He added: “Criminals need to be aware that if they target vehicles that are fitted with SelectaDNA they face a far greater risk of being caught.
“The message to all would-be criminals is simple - don’t risk it.”
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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