NSL assists in Surrey in fight to stop vehicle crime

In an attempt to reduce thefts from vehicles across Elmbridge, the borough's Community Safety Partnership has relaunched its Vulnerable Vehicle Scheme, with support from NSL.
Whilst carrying out their normal duties NSL Civil Enforcement Officers - and other Elmbridge partner agencies such as Elmbridge Housing Trust and Surrey Police, will note details of items on view inside a vehicle. Subsequently, letters will be sent to the registered keeper together with crime prevention advice in an effort to raise awareness and reduce the number of potential victims of car crime.

Peter Kipps, Community Safety Manager said: "Although overall vehicle crime reduced last year, the number of thefts from vehicles increased slightly so it remains a serious problem for us. Opportunists who see items left on display commit a lot of these offences. These crimes can, and should, be avoided and this campaign targets those most at risk who leave items on display. Even everyday items, such as jackets or carrier bags, can attract a thief

who will cause a considerable amount of damage to a vehicle in order to steal items that may only turn out to be worth a very small amount of money".

He added: "We constantly urge the public not to leave items on display in their vehicles including items such as satellite navigation units and other high value items which are particularly sought after. By enlisting the existing resources which each of the agencies has out on the streets we hope to maximize our efforts and help drive out vehicle crime from Elmbridge".

Tim Cowen from NSL commented: Civil Enforcement Officers are public servants, and they see hundreds of vehicles every day. Their assistance has been proven time and time again to reduce vehicle crime, so we are delighted to help our clients Elmbridge with this initiative.
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