The Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a website, hertscitizensacademy.org that offers free online access to a range of interactive tools to help people keep themselves, their property and their community safe.
The Citizens' Academy site gives residents the chance to take a range of online courses based on topics, including burglary, cybercrime and fraud, and rural crime.
The courses feature case studies and YouTube clips from crime prevention officers.
Learners can take a short quiz to test their knowledge on completion of each module and earn a certificate if they score highly.
Following success from pilot schemes running in in Broxbourne, Dacorum and Welwyn Hatfield, the Citizens’ Academy website brings crime prevention advice into everyone’s homes, making it accessible to people of all ages.