Neighbourhood Watch Program
- Be Alert
- Know your neighbours
- Report suspicious activities and crimes to the proper authorities
Cheers and Stay Safe!!
For information, contact Bruce (721-7936 or 642-3738)
Time is a Thief’s Enemy
No vehicle or anti-theft device is 100 per cent theft-proof, and discouraging thieves is not an easy task. But we know a thief’s greatest enemy is time. The more difficult your vehicle is to steal, the more time it takes to be stolen. The more time a thief has to spend stealing your vehicle, the greater the chance of detection. By making your car a tougher target, the thief will probably move on to a car that is easier to steal.
Simplicity is the Key to Theft Prevention
- Lock your car and pocket the keys;
- Never leave your car running unattended – even for a minute;
- Use a visual deterrent; such as the Club®;
Home Security tips for the Holidays, from the Edmonton Police Service
Here are some TIPS to ensure that the only stranger to drop into your house does so thru the chimney!!
- Ensure your home exterior is well lit at night.
- If away from your home, have a neighbour or friend clear your walk and remove excess mail and flyers.
- Don’t know your neighbours? Get to know them! They can be very valuable security for your home!!
- Consider using a timer for lights, TV and radio or intermittently leave lights on in different rooms, even during the day.
- Do not display all your Christmas gifts in view of large windows.
- After Christmas, discard your litter accordingly so that bad guys cannot see that you just got a new 46 inch TV. This may entice them to break in and make it theirs.
- Record all serial numbers for electronics and perhaps engrave your driver’s license number on them for further identification.
- Photograph or videotape your valuables for insurance purposes.
- Notify your alarm company when you will be away and have updated key holder information.
You can now access your Community’s Crime Stats on line!!
- Log on to www.edmontonpolice.ca;
- On the main page in the middle there is a section labeled, “Local Police Stations”, select this area, select the “more” button;
- You will now be on the page labeled, “Divisions and Locations”. On the lower right hand side of this page there is an area labeled “Related Content”, select “Neighborhood Crime Statistics”.
- You will now be on the page labeled, “Neighbourhood Crime Stats”. Again, located on the right hand side of this page there is an area labeled “More Related Content”, (with an arrow). Select this. Now, all you need to select the pdf document labeled “Neighbourhood Crime Stats”. Now all you need to do is scroll through and locate your Community (by name in alphabetical order).
Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season from the Edmonton Police Service.
West Division Community Liaison
Sgt. Don Groenenboom
Cst. Mike Hickey