Samantha Hancock (Police, Crime Prevention Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) writes: Below is our seasonal crime prevention advice aimed to reduce opportunity for crime and to help keep you, your loved ones, and your possessions free from crime.
Please remember to make sure that home looks occupied when you are out and about. Please don’t leave presents under the tree if they can be seen through windows and doors – yes they look great, but sadly we have already taken reports of a number of burglaries where gifts have been stolen from under trees.
Always make sure that your doors and windows are secure, even when there is someone at home. Also, please never leave keys in locks as these can assist an offender!
Ensure that gadgets and items of value are registered on www.immobilise.com and that mobile technology has appropriate safety settings for youngsters, and also activate or install tracking apps in case of loss or theft.
If you have any questions at all on crime prevention or security, please feel free to call us on 101 extn 800 3011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Broxtowe Community email.