THIEVES who target homes over the Christmas period in West Yorkshire are in for a shock this year as many homes are being protected by a new DNA forensic marking system that can easily link criminals to the scene of the crime.
A NEIGHBOURHOOD renewal project that has been using SelectaDNA to help improve the quality of life for residents in a deprived area of Lancashire has scooped a Problem Oriented Partnership (POP) Award at a recent ceremony held in Blackpool.
AN ENTIRE policing district on the north-east coast of England which covers nearly 100 square miles, is being protected by SelectaDNA forensic marking after Cleveland Police introduced an extensive scheme featuring both urban and rural locations.
ONE YEAR on from the launch of a highly successful inner city crime reduction scheme using SelectaDNA, burglaries have been reduced by up to 50% and theft from cars has also decreased.
POLICE officers from Slovakia recently visited the UK to find out more about SelectaDNA and to see how it was being used to prevent crime in the Buckinghamshire area.
BURGLARS who target homes and business premises in the Broadland District of Norfolk will be thinking twice about the risks involved, as the properties are now armed with a new forensic application that will instantly link them with the crime scene.
AGENCIES from across the Derbyshire Dales have been delighted with the success of a recent crime prevention campaign in the Baslow area, as part of Operation Relentless.
ENTRY and exit points at the main McDonald's restaurant in Rotterdam city centre are being protected from burglary by the installation of the new SelectaDNA intruder spray that uses forensic DNA to link offenders directly to the crime scene.
A MARKET town in North Devon took a stand against theft recently when local police held a successful property marking event using Selectamark products to highlight the importance of crime prevention to local residents.
A PRESTIGIOUS independent girls' school in Somerset is protecting all its new IT equipment from theft by using forensic marking product SelectaDNA.
NEW computer and electronic equipment in EVERY primary and secondary school in Oxfordshire is being forensically marked with SelectaDNA after the introduction of a wide-reaching crime prevention initiative by Oxfordshire County Council.
FORENSIC marking product SelectaDNA has been a highly effective theft deterrent at the Sunlight Services Group headquarters where there have been ZERO reported burglaries since January 2007.
THE latest in DNA spray technology is to be used to protect all branches of the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) from robbery. Entry points at each bank are being fitted with spray jets containing SelectaDNA Intruder Spray, which will coat fleeing criminals wi
TWO years after the introduction of SelectaDNA forensic marking at pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's premises in west London, there have been ZERO on-site burglaries reported.
AN INTERNATIONAL crime fighting initiative using SelectaDNA technology is launching today in Auckland, New Zealand.
FOLLOWING a recent rise in shed and garage theft of 400% in the Darwin and Biggin Hill areas of the London borough of Bromley, the Met Police decided immediate action was needed to reduce and deter burglaries.
SELECTAMARK is delighted to announce that Andrew Knights has been appointed as Managing Director, following the retirement of previous MD Chris Taylor after 15 years service.
A WIDE-REACHING SelectaDNA scheme is being introduced across Buckinghamshire this week to make life more difficult for burglars and thieves and make it easier to convict them.
A MAJOR anti-burglary initiative has been launched in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham involving 1,000 homes in the Valence Park area.
HOMES in three very different areas of Norfolk are being protected with forensic property marking product SelectaDNA.
SIX months after the introduction of an extensive SelectaDNA forensic property marking scheme in East Dulwich, south London, residential burglary has dropped dramatically.
FOLLOWING a new link-up with Bike It, the national cycle-to-school initiative, children from primary schools in the Doncaster area have had their bikes security-marked and placed on the Bikeregister database to protect them from loss and theft.
OVER 5,000 homes in the Basildon and Thurrock district of Essex are being forensically marked with SelectaDNA to protect against burglary
OVER 1,000 items of IT equipment belonging to Ealing Hospital NHS Trust have been forensically marked using SelectaDNA, as part of an ongoing initiative to prevent and deter theft.
MARITIME security has been tightened at the seaside town of Watchet in Somerset following the launch of a new Boat Watch scheme using SelectaDNA forensic marking.
SUCCESSFUL crime-busting campaign Operation Lockout, which uses SelectaDNA as a major component of the scheme, has dramatically reduced burglary and theft in Richmond upon Thames.
FOLLOWING a year-long police crackdown using SelectaDNA to reduce metal theft from churches and other public buildings in the Waverley district of Surrey, there have been NO reported incidents.
THE Mayor of Castle Point in Essex made sure his chains of office were secure today by having them forensically marked with SelectaDNA.
EVERY school in the east London borough of Havering is now being protected by SelectaDNA forensic marking following the introduction of an extensive scheme in the area.
OFFICERS from the Safer Neighbourhood team at Derbyshire Constabulary have been visiting 250 homes in the Wirksworth area as part of a new scheme to offer advice to local people to reduce the risk of having their homes broken into.
BIKES belonging to commuters, students, shoppers and children in the Chichester area have been visibly marked with a permanent security marking as part of a successful scheme to prevent and deter cycle theft.
THOUSANDS of homes in the Eccles district of Winton, Salford, are to benefit from a new SelectaDNA property marking scheme, which is being introduced to reduce crime and make residents feel safer.
Following a new scheme launched in October 2008 using SelectaDNA, there were ZERO residential burglaries reported in East Dulwich over a two month period
TWO persistent criminal offenders have been convicted of theft from motor vehicles in Lancashire following the use of SelectaDNA Gel - a new transferable forensic gel - in police 'bait' cars.
Thames Valley Police launch Operation Precious in conjunction with Selectamark, which produces SelectaDNA Grease, a new forensic product which carries a unique DNA code that can be traced on stolen metals as well as clothing and the hands of anyone who co
Alan Campbell, Home Office Minister for Crime Reduction, today announced plans for a pilot specialist police unit to tackle the growing problem of metal theft.