Community concerns were put under the spotlight as part of a crime prevention day in Staining.
Last Friday, members of Fylde neighbouring policing team, traffic officers, Special Constables and community volunteers worked together during the day.
Officers went into Staining Primary School to speak to pupils about the importance of road safety.
More than 1,000 ultra-violet marker pens were delivered to residents after funding from Fylde Borough Council Community Safety Partnership (CSP). Community road watch volunteers carried out checks on Chain Lane.
Road policing officers targeted motorists who were speeding, failed to wear a seatbelt or used their mobile phones while driving and cyclists were offered free bike coding at the local community centre.
Sgt Niamh O’Donoghue said: “Staining is a really safe place to live but unfortunately more than 50 per cent of all car crime happens as a result of people leaving their vehicles unlocked with property on show. And more than half of all burglaries occur in places which have been left insecure.
“I would ask residents to make sure they lock their doors and windows when they leave their home and I would also appeal for them to work with us to combat crime by reporting anything suspicious.”
Bryan Ward, Fylde Community Safety manager, added: “The CSP is only too delighted to support any initiatives which persist in keeping crime and disorder to low levels across Fylde.
“The police were handing out good advice and I would urge people to listen and stay safe.”
Anyone with concerns about crime or road safety in their community can contact PC Lyndsey Hooper or PCSO Liam Bell on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.