VICTIMS of burglary in Calderdale will now benefit from a speedy service, thanks to a groundbreaking partnership.
The Speed project - which stands for Securing Property Economically Effectively Daily - is already well established in Bradford and has now been launched in Cald- erdale.
Once a burglary has been committed, members of the Speed team visit the victim to survey the property.
They then fit the appropriate crime prevention devices to help prevent the victim being targeted again.
"Calderdale has had a great deal of success in reducing burglaries through intelligence-led and traditional policing methods," said Calderdale Crime Manager, Det Chief Insp Martin Jordan.
"To continue with our drive towards burglary reduction, we have undertaken to use the services of the well established Speed project from Bradford."
Initially the Speed project will be called on in areas where intelligence suggests that burglary is more prevalent.
It is hoped that, if successful, it will be expanded to cover all the district in future.
"While this is new to Calderdale, it is a well tried and tested mechanism of crime reduction," said Det Chief Insp Jordan.
"By working hand in hand with organisations such as Speed and adopting innovative approaches, we are able to achieve more for the benefit of those who live in the district."
Speed has secured more than 6,000 homes across Bradford and reduced crime by 26% in those areas.
Not one of the properties secured has been burgled again.