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Police launch new property protection system for Bala

Published date: 28 January 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A NEW police property protection system is now up and running in Bala.
Local Police and Community Support Officers Lona Davenport and Iwan Roberts have been trained to use the cutting-edge technology.

Hermes securely and accurately registers people’s valuables onto a national database of property ownership, via the publically accessible Immobilise portal, that enables police officers to instantly identify stolen property.

It allows people to register an unlimited number of possessions, thus providing the ideal tool to encourage businesses and members of the public to protect their belongings, which then increases the chances of reuniting them with their property if they become a victim of theft or simply lose a personal item.

The kits have been purchased through funding from North Wales Police, the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and the Gwynedd and Mon Community Partnership.

Hermes can be used for a wide range of criminal reduction initiatives, including property registration events, home visits by police officers in burglary hotspots and also in campaigns by retailers.

In line with this PCSOs Davenport and Roberts will be at Bala Library using Hermes to register property on Wednesday, January 23, and Thursday, January 24, from 2pm – 5pm.

Anyone interested in having their valuables registered, free of charge, should call PCSO Lona Davenport or PCSO Iwan Roberts on 101.

For more news from across the region visit newsnorthwales.co.uk

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