POLICE are to dish out `criminal records' in their latest crime-fighting idea.
The marketing scheme is designed to get vital crime prevention information across to stop people falling victims to crime.
Leaflets resembling seven- inch vinyl records have been produced by the community safety department.
They are being distributed across the county through Neighbourhood Watch officers.
The leaflets feature figures relating to burglaries and vehicle crime, as well as offering crime prevention tips under the guise of well-known song titles.
One is the old Tavares' hit It Only Takes A Minute. It says that sneak-in thieves are out and about - so keep doors and windows locked.
Another is the Beatles' Ticket To Ride, which reminds motorists to remove the keys from their cars when they get out - even for a few moments.
The leaflets have been launched as part of Back 2 Basics, the biggest Neighbourhood Watch campaign in the country.
It is focusing on crime prevention, communication and youth awareness issues.
It also encourages people to take simple, but effective, steps in a bid to cut certain crimes.
Community safety project officer Alex Fox said: "We're encouraging people to think a little bit more about measures they can take to protect themselves and their property.
"Crimes such as sneak-in burglaries and theft from vehicles can be prevented just by taking time to lock the door after you when you come home and leaving nothing on display in your car."