Simply by using a timer on lights and keeping valuables out of sight, police are reminding residents that you don’t have to be a superhero to make a big difference in Digbeth. To support residents’ efforts, officers will be stepping up their usual crime busting efforts including:
- Encouraging people to join a local Neighbourhoood Watch scheme.
- Increasing uniformed and plain clothed police patrols for areas identified as potential crime hotspots.
- Using cars fitted with hidden cameras and silent alarms which alert nearby officer if tampered with will be parked in areas where thieves are known to operate.
- Turning empty homes into capture houses which spray burglars with invisible ink, record their every movement and alert officers when valuable are taken.
For security tips, safety advice and more information on the new campaign visit www.westmidsheroes.com.