Most Significant Reduction in Cycle Theft - Winners: Lancashire Constabulary

24 October 2017

Winners of the Cycle Crime Awards 2017

The winners of the Cycle Crime Awards were presented at the 2017 Cycle Crime Conference in Birmingham in July. The conference was hosted by BikeRegister, the national cycle database in association with British Transport Police (BTP).

James Brown, BikeRegister MD, said: 'A definite highlight of this year's conference was the awards ceremony, which paid tribute to the great work being done by so many police forces and partners using BikeRegister to fight bike crime.'

Officers from Lancashire Police achieved a 58% reduction in bike theft through the implementation of Operation Derailleur, a multi-stranded operation to prevent and deter theft of pedal cycles. PC Cornthwaite and PC Arundale are Neighbourhood Policing Officers from Lancaster, Lancashire and were responsible for introducing the Operation in 2015.

Focussing on frequent bike marking events, they also introduced a targeted media campaign and improved social media usage and public interaction. They rolled out Operation Derailleur locally and the `I Love My Bike Campaign' countywide in order to highlight cycle theft.

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