GENERAL CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE
Date Published: 11/07/2012
Protect your home
Burglars will make the mostof an open door or window. Don't give them the chance!
Always close and lock all your windows and doors when you go out. Don't leave windows ajar even when its hot. Avoid leaving leaving keys and other valuables on display near door and windows. Keep your garages and sheds locked as they often contain garden furniture and expensive tools, these could be used to break into your home.
Help deter thieves by fitting security measures such as door chains, alarms and timer lights. Always check the identification of cold callers - use a door chain or spy hole when opening the door.
Stay safe during the Summer days and evenings.
Don't leave your belongings unattended at any time or leave valuables in view or in easy reach e.g on top of a pram, in a shopping trolley etc.
Keep valuables in a zipped bag (cross body style bag), carry to the front of the body and use a purse chain if possible. Security mark valuable items.
If you are going out in the evening, stay with your friends and stick to well lit areas. Drink sensibly and stay in control - alcohol can make you vulnerable and also can make you do things you may regret later. Never drive after drinking or taking drugs - make sure you know how you are getting home before you go out.