Operation Shield

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Dear Citizen

Neighbourhood Watch groups have supported and enabled individuals and communities to be connected, active and safe for the past 40 years, growing in strength since the first UK scheme was established here, in Cheshire, in Mollington village in 1982. 

As a volunteer Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator, Cheshire Constabulary wants to support you with your goal of making your community a better and safer place to live. 

We are inviting you to be part of our crime reduction and deterrence campaign, Operation Shield.

Operation Shield is Cheshire Constabulary’s unique DNA marking system that protects homes and businesses by reducing burglary opportunities, deterring offenders, and identifying and recovering stolen property.

We recently sent an Alert message to registered Cheshire residents, including Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators, explaining how Neighbourhood Policing Teams are visiting households and business premises throughout Cheshire to introduce forensic property marking. They are offering free SelectaDNA kits which are made by the UK company Selectamark Security Systems plc.

Many insurance companies actively recommend forensic property marking to their policyholders.

As a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator, you can help us to enhance this important work and make your community a hostile environment for criminals by distributing free SelectaDNA kits to the households in your scheme.

Your local PCSO is available to meet you to explain the easy three-step process, and can supply you with the number of free kits required for your members. If you do not know who your local PCSO is, please visit the Cheshire Constabulary website (www.cheshire.police.uk) and put your postcode in the ‘Find your area’ section where you will find details of your local team, including your PCSO, and how to contact them.
As well as the free kits that officers are distributing, Cheshire residents can purchase additional kits, using a unique code, for £27 inc. VAT and postage (RRP £59.50). Visit https://www.selectadna.co.uk/nhw and enter the unique code: NHWSHIELD.

A video explaining more is available to watch here https://youtu.be/vWjuWPoTrzY

We look forward to working side-by-side to create a safer neighbourhood, reduce the fear of crime and prevent local crime and disorder.

Thank you for your continued support.
Chief Inspector Emma Parry

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Clare Harrison (Cheshire Police, Engagement Officer, Corporate Communications)

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