On Wednesday evening, 20 DRP Auxiliary and Central East Division officers spoke with Oshawa residents about tips for protecting their homes and property to deter crime as part of N.O.C.C. (Notice of Community Crime), an ongoing crime prevention program.
Over 600 homes were visited and the casual conversation allowed officers to discuss crime prevention strategies, inform residents of the increase in criminal activity in their neighbourhood and respond to any community safety concerns.
The initiative was very well received by the Oshawa community.
Some tips for protecting your home:
* When working in your yard or garage, keep all doors to your home locked.
* Record serial numbers of appliances and electronics so they are easier to identify if stolen.
* Trim trees and bushes that could conceal burglars, especially around windows and doors.
* Do not leave the cardboard box from an expensive purchase in plain sight on recycling day.
* When away, use lamp timers in rooms where the light will be seen from outside of your home.
* Look out for neighbours and their property.
* If you see someone suspicious or committing a crime, contact police.
Call 9-1-1 for a life-threatening emergency or a crime in progress or to request police for a non-emergency, call 1-888-579-1520.
Officers N.O.C.C on doors for crime prevention (JPG file, 381.0K bytes)