The first of five winners was presented with the steering wheel lock he won from an Advertiser competition this week.
The crook locks were given away by Erewash Community Safety Partnership through Derbyshire police and Erewash Borough Council.
Sgt John Troup said: “I would like to congratulate all of the winners and thank everyone who took the time to enter the competition.
“Crime has fallen consistently in Derbyshire over a number of years and it is important for people to make sure that their property and valuables are secured to deter thieves and help reduce crime further.
“We’re working together in the Erewash Community Safety Partnership to make our communities even safer.”
To find out more, go to www.erewash.gov.uk.