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PROTECT PROPERTY: Police to hold bike security event in Watford town centre

 Published on: 4th September 2019   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

Officers from the Watford Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) are holding a free bike marking this Saturday (September 7).

Officers from the Town Centre team will be next to Primark on the High Street between 10am and 1.30pm, where they will be security marking pedal cycles, mopeds and motorcycles with the owner’s house number and postcode.

They will also be giving out general personal security and crime prevention advice.

Marking bikes in this way makes them less attractive to thieves, as they are harder to sell on. It also means they can be reunited with their rightful owners more easily in the event they are recovered after being lost or stolen.

PCSO Dominik Tokarczyk, who has organised the event, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to meet face-to-face with shoppers, residents and visitors to Watford, make their property more secure and also pass on crime prevention tips. There’s no need to make an appointment for the bike marking – just turn up on the day.

“The public will also have chance to find out more about the Online Watch Link (OWL) messaging system, which if they sign up means they will receive tailored crime alerts and information to their email inbox.”

Further advice on how to keep your bikes and other personal property more secure can be found on the crime prevention section of our website.

Residents and businesses in Watford are also being invited to use a new public feedback service to give their views around policing in the town and help shape the next set of local priorities.

Recently launched by the Constabulary, echo is a feedback system which allows the public to have their say and express what matters most to them, via text message or online.

You can provide your views and opinions at any time by visiting www.bit.ly/police-watford or by sending a text message starting with the word Watford followed by comments to 66099.

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