Vehicle Crime Prevention Day Image: Bedfordshire Police

Learn how to keep your car safe

Bedfordshire Police Crime Reduction team is holding an engagement day on Tuesday 26 June between 10am and 4pm in Kempston Interchange Retail Park.

This event will promote the recently launched “Operation Chain”. This aims to reduce vehicle crime in the county.

Crime Reduction Officer, Lara Curtayne, from the Crime Reduction Team said:

“We are dedicated to tackling this kind of crime in our county. We would like to invite our communities to join us on the day to learn how to protect their property and vehicles.

“We will be supported by a number of partners and a charity, and we will be working together to keep our county safe.”

The partners include Bedfordshire SpeedWatch, Trading Standards, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue, Highways England and Road Victims Trust.

There is also support from TVL ProtectaVan and SelectaMark.

Ideal event for tradespeople who rely on their van

The event is for anyone who is keen to get advice on how decrease the chances of being a victim of vehicle crime, and where to seek information and support. Advice will be onhand for tradespeople who rely on their vans to earn a living.

Residents will have the opportunity to have their registration plates secured with anti-tamper screws.

Win a prize in a “Vulnerable Vehicle” competition

To enter this competition, entrants will need to identify various ‘insecurities’ in a competition car. The winner’s prize been donated by Halfords in Rope Walk, Bedford.

Bedfordshire SpeedWatch will be on hand to chat about the work they do to support Bedfordshire Police. They will also explain how to join the scheme and demonstrate how to use their speed checking equipment.

Trading Standards will be able to help you with any questions or doubts about buying a second hand vehicle, about roadworthiness and tyre safety.