Nottinghamshire Police’s work to tackle burglary featured on a BBC Crimewatch Live episode screened today.
Presenter John Paul Davies visited the Arboretum – an area benefitting from a share of £432,000 of Home Office funding through the Safer Streets initiative – and spoke to Chief Inspector Amy English.
The money for the new projects will pay for improved property security, better street lighting and increased CCTV alongside greater police visibility in known crime hotspots after Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry secured the money for Nottinghamshire Police.
Ch Insp English gives crime prevention tips during the episode and advises that the easiest way to prevent burglaries is to secure doors and windows, especially when no one is home.
She says: “We have a police operation called Operation Graduate. That involves officers in the right pace at the right time with high visibility patrols.”
She adds that this is one of many reasons, along with two dedicated burglary teams covering the city and county, that burglary has reduced by 34 per cent in Nottinghamshire in the last financial year.
To view the episode, visit BBC iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000zp9p/crimewatch-live-series-14-episode-10