services : police : friendly advice
Lincolnshire Police are more than happy to provide advice to anyone
in order to help reduce crime. They can be contacted via the Crime
Reduction unit on 01775 722233 ext 2661.
In general term the advice provided will include...
Lincolnshire Police recommned everyone should join their local Neighbourhood
At the present time no such scheme exists within theBythams area.
Peter Cox, editor of the Glenside News, has suggested forming one
and would welcome interested indivduals to contact him on 01780 410457.
Alternatively contact Mrs S Piker, the Lincolnshire Police South Division
Neighbourhood Watch Administrator, on 01476 403331.
As they say ...
"if you have any information on this or
any other crime call Crimestoppers free on 0800 555111 - you do not
have to give your name, you may receive a reward."
Opportunist thieves commit most burglaries. In two out of ten burglaries
they do not even use force to enter, gainign entry instead through
an open window or door. 30% of recorded burglaries in South Lincolnshire
are due to property insecurity.
You can avoid being a victim of house burglary by following these
1 Close all windows, even small bathroom windows
can be entered. IF a thief can get his head through his body will
2 Close and lock all external doors. A 5-lever lock
is recommended for security.
3 Never hide a spare key outside the house, theieves
will always find it.
4 Fit window locks, they can be fitted for arelatively
5 If you have window locks, remove the key and keep
it in a safe place.
6 Cosider fitting bolts to the top and bottom of
7 If you are considering fitting external doors seek
professional advice before purchase.
8 Consider fitting a good quality house alarm. The
Police Crime Reduction Unit (01476 722233 ext 2661) can offer you
good advice before you purchase.
9 Fit an external security light, if possible to
the front and rear of the property.
10 Think about time switches for external lights
and audio equipment., make your house look occupied during the hours
of darkness, before you or your family gets home.
11 Try not to advertise you are out. Most burglars
only tackle an empty house.
12 Lock your shed and if you have garden equipment
think about securing items to the shed frame with a good quality chain
and padlock and consider property marking. Shed alarms are available
from the local Crime Reduction Unit (01476 722233 ext 2661)
13 Make sure you lock your garage if you have one,
and try to put your car away. Most recorded car crime take place on
the driveway or on the road outside your house.
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