First Capital Connect last week held a crime prevention roadshow session at King’s Lynn Station as part of a scheme to help cut crime.
FCC’s Crime Prevention Manager, Tony Holland, was on hand with officers from the British Transport Police talking to customers and advising them on how to secure their belongings and their vehicles.
Flyers were also distributed urging people to stay vigilant and to report anything suspicious.
The crime roadshows are all part of FCC’s plan to reduce crime on the network. In 2010/2011 crime on FCC’s network had reduced by 15% compared to the previous year.
Vehicle crime has also reduced from 241 offences to just 87. First Capital Connect has also been securing its network with investment in CCTV and a further £1m investment in additional visible policing.
Tony Holland said:
“Within our network we have 72 Secure Station accreditations and 44 Car Park Awards, which is a track record we are extremely proud of.
“However, whilst we are doing everything we can to keep our customers and their belongings secure we do urge that they also play a role in this process.
“I hope the crime prevention roadshows will help customers realise what they need to do and what suspicious signs to look out for in the future.”