Officers from Eastleigh police Safer neighbourhoods team and British transport police will be at the towns rail station this Monday morning (28 January) to meet with commuters.
Cops will be on hand to speak to members of the public arriving in Eastleigh or those waiting for trains, offering them theopportunity of free cycle coding and registering valuables such as phones & tablets quickly on Immobilise (the National property register) using their scanning equipment. Staff from Sainsbury’s will be on site providing refreshments including coffee and croissants. Officers are also keen to hear what people think should be a community priority where they live or work and what local issues people have.
Sgt Chris Spellerberg from Eastleigh police said “The town has a bustling rail station, there are a lot of people we can potentially meet whilst they wait for trains or arrive in Eastleigh. We know they’ll be busy but hope to be able to attract their attention for a couple of minutes to discuss any local concerns they have and provide practical crime prevention advice in that short period of time. Our cycle coding & property registration takes minutes & the offer of a free coffee & croissant can only be an incentive! If bikes or other property are recovered or found and they are security marked or registered, there is a much better chance of returning them to the owner.”
Also available will be kryptonite D locks on sale at a discounted price of £20 through support from hargroves cycles. One of the town’s community priorities is to reduce cycle thefts, using a D lock rather than just a cable lock is an excellent way to help prevent bikes being stolen.
You can contact Eastleigh police Safer neighbourhoods team by calling 101 (when less urgent than 999), by email; firstname.lastname@example.org or via the website hampshire.police.uk. Follow their tweets from the beat @EastleighPolice