York police host free property registration roadshows

15 Nov 2013 @ 8.55 pm
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Issued by North Yorkshire Police

York Police and the Safer York Partnership are hosting free property registration events as part of a week-long, national campaign targeting burglary and stolen goods.

Safer York Partnership and North Yorkshire Police have purchased new equipment called Hermes and Apollo which gives officers, volunteers and partners the ability to register property directly to the Immobilise National Property Register.

It also allows officers to scan recovered items and interrogate the National Mobile Property Register to identify if those items have been stolen.

Councillor Linsay Cunningham-Cross, Cabinet Member for Crime and Stronger Communities, said: “Safer York Partnership is keen to utilise innovative technology to deliver more effective and efficient responses to tackling crime.

“By using equipment like Hermes and Apollo, we are able to provide crime prevention advice at the same time as registering property onto the national database”

Safer Neighbourhood Commander for York, Superintendent Phil Cain, added: “Often the police recover items during searches or by other means, and it’s not always clear if those goods are stolen. By using the Immobilise register, they can find out instantly.

This not only saves officer time, but helps progress investigations and means the rightful owner gets their belongings back.

“These events also offer members of the public an opportunity to meet their local police and community safety partners to get valuable crime prevention advice.”

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your valuables registered quickly and for free. Come along to any of the following venues during the week 18 to 24 November 2013:

City of York Council West Offices, Station Rise, York

18, 19, 20 November, between 9am and 3pm

York Explore Library, Library Square, York

19 November, 1pm to 6pm

22 November, 1pm to 5pm

24 November, 11.30am to 2.30pm

Burton Stone Community Centre
20 November, 5pm to 9pm

The Groves
20, 22, 23, 24 November officers will offer registration as they patrol the area

University of York Library building

20, 21, 22 November, 9am to 3pm

York Art Gallery

23 & 24 November, 9am to 3pm

York St John University

20 & 22 November, 10am to 2pm

Huntington – mobile police office
20 November, 10am to 1pm

Heworth Without – mobile police office
21 November, 10am to 1pm

Osbaldwick – mobile police office
22 November, 4pm to 8pm

Tesco and Maplin on Clifton Moor
23 November


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