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Keep it secure these holidays

Published on Friday 1 December, 2017

Keep it Secure

The City of Gosnells and the WA Police Force are working together to help residents to keep themselves and their property safe and secure these holidays.

This year’s Keep It Secure campaign, launched by Mayor Glenn Dewhurst, Senior Sergeant Jodie Pearson from Gosnells Police Station, Senior Sergeant Shandell Castledine from Canning Vale Police Station and City of Gosnells Safe City staff, focuses on home security during the holiday season.

“As the festive season approaches, the time is right to start thinking about some simple and effective ways to keep our homes safe and secure,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

“The Safe City team and local Police have some excellent tips and advice relating to home security at this busy time of the year.”

Senior Sergeant Pearson said keeping doors and windows locked, even on hot summer nights, helped to prevent break-ins at home.

“Ensure your security lights or CCTV are in good working order, and make sure Christmas presents can’t be seen through the windows,” Senior Sergeant Pearson said.

“Report any suspicious behaviour in your neighbourhood by calling Police on 13 14 44 and put lights, radios and TVs on variable timers to make your home look lived in.”

Senior Sergeant Castledine said drivers needed to be particularly patient when travelling on busy roads in the holiday period.

“To keep your car safe, make sure you park in well-lit, well-travelled areas, lock your vehicle and remove valuables, and don’t leave your keys in the car while it’s running,” Senior Sergeant Castledine said.

“Try to keep potential distractions inside the car to a minimum and make sure you obey all the road rules.”

More information about safety and security is available on the City’s website at www.gosnells.wa.gov.au or on the WA Police Force website at www.police.wa.gov.au.