Three new posters are being launched across the Horsham District to help make people aware of the risks associated with theft.
The Horsham District Community Safety Partnership will be posting the three new poster designs up across the Horsham District and across social media, with an aim to reduce the number of theft crimes, building on the District’s status as the safest place in West Sussex.
The posters are each targeted at reducing a different type of theft – mobile phones, handbags and bicycles – and will be displayed at various different sites across the District.
Chief Inspector Sharon Parker, from Sussex Police, said: “It can be underestimated the impact these types of crime can have on people.
“This is a really positive campaign containing simple, practical tips on how to reduce the risk of this happening to you.”
Sue Rogers, Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for a Safer and Healthier District, said: “I hope this campaign will alert us all to the risks of theft and how devastating that can be, and to take just a few moments to ensure our valuables are out of sight and carefully stored.”
Partnership working has played a major part in reducing crime in the Horsham District in the past few years.
Horsham District Council works closely with Sussex Police, the Sussex Police Authority, West Sussex County Council, Saxon Weald, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Surrey and Sussex Probation Trust and NHS West Sussex as part of the Horsham District Community Safety Partnership.