Rural crime prevention and security day in Somerby
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Leicestershire Police and the rural policing team are holding a rural crime prevention and security day on a farm in Somerby.
There will be more than 20 stands at the event on Friday 24 June 2022 at Alma Bank Farm, Somerby, Leicestershire, LE14 2PN from 10am-2pm.
Farmers and other rural workers are invited to come along and learn about the latest security technology and get advice on how to deter and prevent crime. They’ll be able to talk to local officers, as well as the rural policing team, about any concerns or issues they may have and engage with rural support networks and other organisations such as the National Farmers Union and Farming Community Network. There will also be an opportunity to sign up to the force’s community messaging scheme - Neighbourhood Link.
Sergeant Paul Archer from the Rural Policing Team said: “We’re hoping for a great turn out and would encourage anyone who lives and works in the countryside to come along. We’d love to see farmers, young farmers, local villagers, equestrians and rural business owners. It will be a great opportunity to talk to about any concerns or issues and get crime prevention and security advice from a host of companies on keeping your property and livestock safe. There’s plenty of parking and food will be available so people can come along in their lunch break.”
Stands will include;
Rural Policing Team
Melton neighbourhood beat officers
Recruitment Team with new recruitment van
Heritage Watch Volunteers
Crime Prevention Team
Alicia Kearns (Local MP)
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)
British Association of Shooting Conservation (BASC)
Somerby Parish Council
Melton Borough Council Community Safety Partnership
Police Drone Team
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue (LFRS)
Farming Community Network (FCN)
National Farmers Union (NFU)
Police and Crime Commissioner
Selectamark Security Systems
Harriet Ranson, NFU county adviser for Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland, said: ''I am delighted to see this event coming to fruition through the hard work of the NFU's Melton Mowbray branch Vice Chair Jane Barnes and Leicestershire's Rural Policing Team. It is vital that the police engage with rural communities so both can understand the challenges of rural policing and how we can improve reporting, response and results for all. It is a great opportunity for members to engage with multiple stakeholders who can help protect their businesses and I hope to see many of you there.''
Anyone who would like to come along can just turn up on the day. You can follow your rural policing team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leicsruralcrime or Twitter @LeicsRuralCrime