Police get out into the community to offer advice
April 18, 2019
As part of ongoing proactive work across Northumbria to protect the public and tackle crime, officers have been handing out crime prevention packs to vulnerable members of the community.
The packs give guidance on how to keep themselves and their property safe from crime including theft and burglary.
Neighbourhood Sgt Steve Nicklin, one of the officers involved, said: “It is important to get out into the communities we protect and speak to those who are vulnerable and have concerns about staying safe.
“We’re here to offer guidance and reassurance to those individuals and do what we can to make sure they feel heard and supported.”
Some of the tips included in the packs are:
Always lock your doors and windows when you are not in your home, even when you’re just out in the garden.
Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox.
Install a visual burglar alarm and/or outside lighting to deter potential thieves.
Leave lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied.
Make sure any fences around your garden are in good condition.
Secure bikes and tools at home by locking them inside a locked shed or garage.
Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
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Pictured: Police Community Support Officers Beverley Keenleyside and Paul Moorhead chatted with local youngsters as they handed out the information packs to the local community.