Rural Crime Prevention
Rural Crime Prevention Event – Friday 26th April - 9am-4pm
Dorset Police and partners will be hosting the second annual Rural Crime Prevention Event at Kingston Maurward College on Friday 26 April.
The focus for 2013 is crime prevention for rural businesses and industrial estates, in addition to farmers, growers, landowners, equestrians and anyone with an interest in rural pursuits.
In line with the successful 2012 event, crime prevention methods will be showcased using latest techniques and technologies from largely local providers, and presentations from speakers will take place throughout the day.
This event will introduce rural businesses to tactics that they can adopt to prevent crime and fire, many of which are low cost in comparison with the expense and inconvenience of losing a key piece of kit or repairing fire damage.
Weymouth and Portland Neighbourhood Inspector, Les Fry, said: “This is a great opportunity for members of our rural communities to come along and benefit from crime prevention advice.
“In these challenging times we want to help people to make it harder for criminals to commit crime by taking appropriate crime prevention steps.
“We are also working closely with Dorset Fire & Rescue Service to ensure we have up to date information about rural premises and properties which will help us to prevent fire and arson in these areas, and that should the need arise, fire crews have sufficient information about a location to promptly tackle fires.”
Trade stands will be on display throughout the event and demonstrations will take place during the day. Speakers include: James Vaughan (Assistant Chief Constable Dorset Police) - Les Fry (Neighbourhood Inspector Dorset Police) - Shawn Whitley (Neighbourhood Inspector Dorset Police) - Councillor Ray Nottage - Robert Lasseter (Dorset Farmer) – Michael O’Sullivan (Risk and Compliance Director Facewatch Ltd).
Head of Agriculture at Kingston Maurward College, Tim Stephens, said: “Kingston Maurward College is pleased to be hosting such a high profile event aimed at reducing the rural crime that causes so much economic stress, and the impact on people and their livelihoods.
“We hope that holding an event that farmers and rural business people can attend to find out how to make themselves less likely of becoming victims of crime, will benefit the whole rural community.
“As the hub of Dorset rural industries, and having a 280 acre estate ourselves, Kingston Maurward College will be able to share our experiences of rural crime and its prevention.”
To attend please download the registration form below and return to: Elaine.Ryan@dorset.pnn.police.uk
To book a trade stand download the booking form below and return to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Form Rural Crime (1.34 MB)
Booking Form Rural Crime (11.85 kB)