The work of the police volunteers in Blaby is being highlighted in a new BBC 1 television series presented by Gloria Hunniford.
The volunteers work with local officers to improve the domestic security of victims and help reduce repeat offences as well as fear of crime.
“We try and help people to help themselves. So much can be achieved in resisting crime by understanding how criminals work. It is extraordinarily satisfying to make a difference in the community. We hope the programme will get the message to many more people than our Blaby team can reach.”
The programme will also feature an interview with Inspector Jon Brown, the Commander of Blaby Local Policing Unit. He said;
“I was pleased to take part in the filming to show how we work with the volunteers to help secure the homes of victims of crime. The volunteers offer an invaluable service in their own time, often going way beyond the call of duty. Their work goes along way to reducing the chances of someone falling victim to crime again and in increasing that persons’ confidence enabling them to get on with their lives.
“They have the ability to do that extra ‘something’ which can mean so much to victims and can be of real benefit to officers and the communities they serve. I am really pleased that their excellent work is being highlighted on national television which I hope will act as an inspiration to others.”