Most Proactive Police Force25 Feb 2020
Avon and Somerset Police first started their bike marking security scheme in 2019 and have significantly grown its operation force-wide.
With over 4,000 bikes marked in the past year, Avon and Somerset Police is the most proactive police force in the UK using the BikeRegister scheme.
Since the introduction of the scheme, there have been a number of recovered bikes returned to their original owners. Just recently, a red Specialized Allez road bike was returned to its original owner in Bristol.
The bike marking events are being supported by Operation Remedy as just one of a number of proactive initiatives being rolled out across Avon and Somerset to tackle residential burglary.
PC Peter Rooke said: “We are proud to be the leading police force in the country using the BikeRegister scheme and are really pleased to be expanding our efforts across Avon and Somerset. The initiative is available to anyone who owns a bike and is completely free of charge.
“We are looking forward to also working with local cycling clubs and bike parks in order to meet with as many bicycle owners as possible. The scheme has proven to be extremely successful and has been key in deterring thieves from stealing bicycles. We encourage any bike owners to come along and get their bikes registered and talk to us about how they can keep their bikes safe.”
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