warm weather crime prevention

Alert message sent 18/06/2022 08:28:00

Information sent on behalf of Staffordshire Police


With the expected warmer weather coming up, please be mindful and remember your crime prevention, when inside your property and when leaving your property.

Even if you can remember some key steps to help reduce the risk of burglary or vehicle crime…

* Please remember to keep your front and patio back doors locked at all times.
* Ensure that all windows and external doors are not only closed but locked at night or when you are out of the house. Even a small window could provide a burglar with an opportunity to reach through and open a larger window to gain access.
* Please ensure if you open a window, always close and lock it when you leave the room or go out!
* Hot weather can also lead to increase use of gardens and their associated equipment (bikes, bbq's and gardening tools etc.). Please keep all equipment secure and locked up and out of sight after use. By doing so this will deter any thefts or criminal activity in or around your property.
* Remember to close your windows on your cars and don't leave any valuables on display. Often Officers see unattended vehicles with windows left open as owners either forget or are ventilating their vehicles. This is unfortunately an open opportunity for criminals to exploit.

Stay safe and enjoy the warm sunny weather.
Message sent by
Joey Stevens (Police, PCSO, South Staffordshire)

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