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Dorset Police Launch Operation Impact

Dorset Police Car At Night

8:50am 23rd September 2014

Dorset Police are cracking down on burglary and vehicle crime in Purbeck.

They'll be using a combination of Automatic Number Plate Recognition and high visibility foot patrols to concentrate on areas that have been targeted by offenders.

Officers from local Safer Neighbourhood Teams will also be actively patrolling to offer reassurance and crime prevention advice.

Police Sergeant Adrian Thompson, of Poole and Purbeck Police, told Wessex FM: "Operation Impact is Dorset Police's response towards reducing acquisitive crime offences, such as burglary, vehicle crime and rural crime in the area. We will be using a wide range of tactics to target prolific offenders and reduce the number of victims of crime.”

"I would like to remind residents that they can also play a part by following some simple crime prevention steps to avoid becoming a victim of crime.”

"Ensure valuables and popular electrical items such as tablets and laptops, sat navs and cradles are not left on display and that all windows and doors are securely locked when you leave your home or car.”

"I would also urge residents to ensure their sheds, garages and outbuildings are locked.”

"My final message to the public is - do not be complacent. If you see someone acting suspiciously in your area please call us on 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress so we can send officers and investigate."

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