North Yorkshire Police will be at Thorpe Willoughby village hall on Saturday 3rd August between 1100hrs and 1300hrs

We will be offering crime prevention advice and security marking.

Our innovative dot peen property marking scheme is the first and biggest of its kind in the UK. We’re offering the service free of charge across North Yorkshire to help you protect your valuable items.

Every year, we recover hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of stolen property from the hands of criminals, but all too often there is no way of identifying its rightful owners. Being able to trace the ownership of the property not only helps people get the property back, but it can also provide evidence that is vital in securing convictions.

Dot peen machines can mark at a speed of two characters per second, to an accuracy of 0.006mm, and can be used on everything from steel and aluminium to plastic. It can therefore be used in farms, on garage and garden tools, power tools, computers and electrical devices, mobile phones and tablets, equestrian tack, golf clubs, musical instrument cases, cycles – and much more besides!

Please come along with any items you would like marking or just to say hello and meet members of the Neighbourhood Police Team!