Have you ever wondered what this sign means or what SelectaDNA is?
South Bucks District Council and Thames Valley Police, as part of the Community Safety Partnership, are writing to residents to offer them a free SelectaDNA Forensic Property Marking Kit as their road has been identified as a repeat location for domestic burglary over the last two years (2007-2009).
The South Bucks Community Safety Partnership is a statutory partnership formed as a result of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and includes senior officers from various organisations such as South Bucks District Council, Thames Valley Police, Trading Standards and Bucks Fire and Rescue Service. The South Bucks Community Safety Partnership facilitates that coordination of local activities to reduce crime, disorder and the fear of crime by selecting the most appropriate course of action, ensuring agencies are not working in isolation and the resources are targeted.
The South Bucks Community Safety partnership would like to offer all households in the burglary hotspot road a FREE DNA Forensic Property Marking kit called SelectaDNA to help deter criminals from the area. Items such as TVs, computers, Satnavs, MP3 players, bicycles and antiques can be instantly secured by applying SelectaDNA. Once dry, SelectaDNA is invisible to the naked eye, but each kit contains a unique DNA code that glows under UV light. The police search for traces of SelectaDNA as it allows them to quickly link stolen goods with a crime scene and an offender. Tamper resistance stickers are supplied with each kit to warn criminals away from marked items.
Direct victims of burglary are also given SelectaDNA by Thames Valley Police.
Criminals know about SelectaDNA and fear its power to forensically link them with the scene of a crime. So, by coding your valuables and displaying the SelectaDNA deterrent signs, you are sending out a powerful warning to any thieves and burglars operating in your area
Statistics show that by marking your belongings, displaying warning stickers and having a sign for your road you can reduce your chance of burglary by up to 85%.
For more information on SelectaDNA please view their website at: www.selectadna.co.uk/
If you have any questions regarding this initiative, please do not hesitate to contact the South Bucks Community Safety Team on 01895 837200 or the South Bucks Crime Reduction Advisor at Thames Valley Police on 0845 8 505 505. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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