Every year the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police dedicates a week in November as Crime Prevention Week. This year November 6th to 12th has been selected.
As part of Crime Prevention Week, Shelburne Police wants to remind the community it serves of the role they can play to help prevent crimes.
First Shelburne Police remind everyone to “Lock It – or Lose It”. Typically criminals seek out easier targets such as unlocked vehicles, unlocked homes, and unlocked sheds. They are typically also drawn to vehicles where they can see valuables through the window. Here are some tips:
- Lock them at all times when parked or unattended whether at home, out shopping or at work
- Close windows at all times when parked or unattended.
- Don’t leave any valuables in plain sight inside the vehicle. This includes purses, GPS, cellphones, tools, change.
- If possible, park in a well-lit area.
- Keep all doors and windows locked during the day and overnight.
- Consider installing motion sensor lights, an alarm, and a home security video system.
- When away, have a neighbour you trust keep an eye on your home and keep flyers and newspapers from piling up.
Secondly, Shelburne Police encourages everyone to call in any suspicious or out of place vehicles, people, or behaviour. Don’t wait until the morning to call police. “We are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We would rather investigate an incident that ends up being innocent, than miss an opportunity to prevent a crime from taking place, or miss an opportunity to identify possible suspects”, stated PC Neumann.
Shelburne Police is proud to serve the Shelburne community and we encourage everyone to help be our eyes and ears”, added PC Neumann.