DON’T be a sitting duck.
That’s the message from the ‘old bill’ as they launch a ‘quacking’ new campaign against car crime.
Kirkburton and Denby Dale Neighbourhood Policing Team is set to unleash its finest ‘Ducktective’ to advise motorists.
The new plan comes after a surge in the number of people falling ‘fowl’ of vehicle crime.
Neighbourhood police officers plan to talk to motorists and will also dish out duck- shaped signs to warn thieves that valuables have been removed.
The signs will be designed to be hung from the rear view mirror of vehicles when they are parked. On the front of the signs will be the message “Don’t bother – all valuables have been removed from this vehicle”.
On the reverse will be safety reminders for the driver with the message “don’t be a sitting duck”.
The plan is still to be confirmed but looks likely to be given the green light if funding for the signs is granted by Kirklees Council’s Kirkburton and Denby Dale Area Committee.
PC Sally Baines, of the Kirkburton and Denby Dale NPT, said: “The project will be launched in the coming weeks and is being supported by Kirklees Council and our very own Detective Duck!”