Spoiling Christmas for criminals’ – that’s the aim of this year’s festive ‘Bah Humbug’ crime prevention campaign launched by Lancashire Police.
The initiative will support the operational policing activity taking place across the county and will see officers out and about in town centres giving out free jingle bell purse alarms to attach to bags, so people can keep their valuables safe while out shopping for presents. Car park signs have additionally been put up around the county to remind drivers to lock their vehicles and remove their valuables from view when shopping and on nights out.
Festive safety messages will also feature on the Constabulary’s Facebook, Twitter and website, and Christmas cards are being sent out to known criminals as a deterrent to would-be thieves.
The campaign will be complemented by a booklet being distributed to the public covering different types of crime, giving advice to householders, shoppers, revellers and motorists. 20,000 newsletters have also been distributed to residents, giving them hints and tips to have a safe and enjoyable Christmas.
Advice on crime prevention over the Christmas period and at other times of year can be found at www.lancashire.police.uk.