The PCC Community Safety Initiatives fund has approved £447 funding for the Redcar and Cleveland Unit of the Cleveland Police Cadets.
The cash will help them buy 60 padlock alarms to support a crime prevention/reduction initiative for allotments in Redcar and Cleveland.
The initiative is a joint Operation between the Integrated Neighbourhood Teams (INTS) and the Redcar and Cleveland Police Cadets.
Operation Scarecrow aims to prevent and reduce crime around allotments in the Local Policing Area.
The Operation will involve the Cadets being split into three teams representing the 3 INT area. Work will take place in three phases carried out over three consecutive weeks.
As part of Phase one, the cadets will go out with INT staff and deliver crime prevention leaflets to allotment holders and advertise Phase two.
Phase two is a property marking morning where INTs and cadets will go to the allotments to mark property.
Phase three will involve INTs going out on Saturday evening and doing a security check of the allotments, highlighting any gaps.
This information, together with crime data relating to the allotments and intelligence gathered over the first two phases, will be used in a problem-solving exercise for the cadets.
The cadets will decide and make a bid for a number of the padlock alarms. The alarms will be allocated to the teams depending on their presentations Cadets will go out in the afternoon and distribute the alarms to allotment holders.