SOUTH Trafford police, councillors, home watch, Irwell valley Housing, Trading Standard’s, Keyways, G-force cafe and security service representatives were out in force for Partnership Day this week.

On June 17, 48 police officers and numerous partner agencies knocked on doors across Altrincham, Hale and Hale Barns and extorted the importance of basic crime prevention, such as locking windows and doors.

Detective Inspector Myra Ball, of South Trafford Intergrated Policing Team (INPT), led Operation Sindall, which is a follow-up to Operation Trophy which took place three years ago.

Det Insp Ball said while Operation Trophy focused on exposing residents’ insecurities and educating them about how they could improve, Sindall was more focused on Trafford’s status as Greater Manchester’s safest borough and sought to build on established crime prevention habits.

Andrew Hurlston, who sponsored both operations with his West Valley Security co-director, John Cubbins, said the Altrincham-based company was delighted to be involved with the event.

Mr Hurlston added: “I still have customers and residents coming up to me and telling me how useful they found Operation Trophy and that they still have the leaflets we gave out then, so I am in no doubt that this new crime prevention initiative will have even more of an effect.”

Ken Griffiths, who also took part in the walk about, set up a Home Watch organisation in Hale Barns two years ago, which he said is a very successful and active organisation.

“If anybody is concerned about crime I try to give them as much information as I can, which can often be as simple as not hanging your keys on a hook next to the door,” said Dr Griffiths.

Det Insp Ball added: “I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all our sponsors because we couldn’t have achieved this today without their support.”