Burglary Prevention Advice With The Clocks Going Back

Tuesday 22 October, 2019

With the clocks going back an hour on Sunday, burglar busting crime prevention experts will be based at key locations across West Yorkshire to give free advice on making your house more secure.

Burglars often look to take advantage of the longer periods of darkness which come with the clocks going back.

Residents can, however, make life much more difficult for would-be burglars by following some simple and often free (or inexpensive) crime prevention advice.

Chief Inspector Chris Matthews (Local Policing Neighbourhoods), said: “Burglars usually want to avoid being seen and with the clocks going back they have more of hours of darkness within which to go about their illegal activities.

“By carrying out a few simple steps though people can make life so much more difficult for them.
“Most of these are either free or inexpensive and knowledge is power. Our experts will be on hand to share hints and tips that could make all the difference in helping to secure your property.

“For example you might already know that good lighting when you are out can help to deter criminals. Do you know though the best type of light to get? Or where to get the best locks for your doors? Or that keeping your doors and windows locked whether you are in or out can greatly reduce your chances of being a victim?

“This is all advice we can share and everyone is welcome to come along to a roadshow and meet the team.”

To find out more about burglary prevention click here and follow @WestYorksPolice on Twitter for updates on the roadshows throughout the week.

The locations will be (all held between 10am and 2pm):

  • Monday 28th October – Metro Interchange, Bradford
  • Tuesday 29th October – Merrion Centre, Leeds (Morrisons)
  • Wednesday 30th October – ASDA Superstore, Dewsbury
  • Thursday 31st October – Wakefield Bus Station
  • Friday 1st November – ASDA, Halifax Superstore

At all of the locations anyone will be able to sign up for Community Alerts – the free West Yorkshire Police messaging system (for more details see here) – where people can get even more useful crime prevention advice.

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