Officers held a crime prevention and community engagement stand at a canal festival over the weekend.

On both Saturday and Sunday, the Rickmansworth and Croxley Green Safer Neighbourhood Team spent time speaking to residents, giving them the chance to discuss local policing issues in their area.

They also shared crime prevention advice and signed up more than 20 people to the Online Watch Link messaging system, which sends information and advice about local crime trends straight to residents’ email inboxes.

Local volunteer police cadets joined the officers and assisted them in engaging with children and their families, who had the chance to sit in and look around a police vehicle as well as try on some of the uniform.

Sergeant Neil Canning said: “The event had an excellent turnout with several hundred people attending. Those who visited our stall learned about how to deter criminals from targeting their property. We had a fantastic weekend at the festival because we all really enjoying meeting members of the community that we work so hard to keep safe.”