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Dorset Crime Group Looking for Young Blood to Reach Out to Public

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7:46am 28th May 2014

Crime fighters in West Dorset are looking to youth to add to their ranks.

Dorchester's Crime Prevention Panel (DCPP) want to get more over 16's involved in the work they do.

The panel is made up of local volunteers who work in partnership with the community, the Police and other agencies to improve particular areas for residents in Dorset.

By developing schemes and launching initiatives, the panel aim to cut crime, help victim, and develop community support projects.

DCPP is also aiming to raise £5,000 for a new vehicle to tour the county offering tips on how we can keep ourselves and our property safe.

Crime Panel Chairman Karen Armitage says they want to spread an important message;

"We want to go round, we want to talk to the public and make them aware of crime prevention products we can sell to them at no profit.  We want to make people aware of how they can stay safe whether its in their home or our on the street when they're out."

"We have alarms people can put on their sheds, we have door alarms or even a bell that goes on your purse so that if someone tries to touch it, it will ring and you'll know they're there."

David Taylor, Vice Chairman of the Crime Prevention Panel in Dorchester, says they're looking to enlist people from all walks of life.

"Young farmers and the farming community and villages.  It's just having people on the panel that can represent the entire community from 16 upwards."

If you would like to find out more about volunteering for the Dorchester Crime Prevention Panel who meet 6 times a year, contact David Taylor.

Email: david.dorchester@gmail.com

Or call David on:  07905 352 710.

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