Preston police officers from the Fulwood Neighbourhood Policing Team are visiting nearby country parks and nature reserves all week as part of the initiative Operation Firecrest, aimed at addressing rural crime in Lancashire.
Police officers will visit Beacon Fell and Brockholes Nature Reserve to engage with visitors, hand out leaflets and give crime prevention advice.
They will be taking a Neighbourhood Policing Van and setting up Wildlife Crime Information Stands and encourage people to sign up to the Lancashire Police ‘In The Know’ messaging system, a free service providing regular updates on a range of topics from rural crime and burglaries to neighbourhood meetings and recruitment.
PS Anne Otter says: “These events will be a great opportunity for visitors to the country parks and nature reserves and members of the rural community to learn more about what security measures they can take to protect themselves and their property. We’d encourage as many people as possible to attend.”
Visits will be made to Beacon Fell Wednesday 16 October 10am to 4pm and Brockholes Nature Reserve Thursday 17 October between 12pm and 5pm.
The initiative coincides with Operation Firecrest, which is an on-going campaign by Lancashire Police to tackle rural crime. Officers have made visits to farms and rural businesses to offer crime prevention advice, host community meetings as well as providing a police presence at rural events.
To report your concerns about rural crime or anyone who may be committing it, call Lancashire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.