Take proactive steps to stop crime

TAKING proactive steps to prevent crime can help make communities in the Gympie region safer, Acting Senior Constable Rolly Wood said ahead of Crime Prevention Month next month.

Gympie Police District’s crime prevention co-ordinator Snr Const Wood wants the community to join in on the crime prevention activities organised for the month of October, particularly considering the theme for this year is Be a part of it.

She said everyone could contribute towards making their homes and communities safer by getting involved and following practical advice on how to protect yourself, your loved ones, your home and your property.

“Crime prevention works best when we all work together - businesses, community organisations and police officers to develop and implement sustainable crime prevention initiatives,” Snr Const Wood said.

“These activities are designed to provide members of the public with crime prevention advice as well as to showcase some of the initiatives which are helping reduce crime and make local communities safer.

Even simple things, like installing decent locks on your doors and windows can help keep you and ultimately your community safe.”

Among the many activities already planned for the Gympie District during the month of October is a crime prevention display at the Gympie Regional Library where members of the public can meet their local police officers.

The display will also be set up at the Gold Rush Festival celebrations in Nelson Reserve on October 16. Learn about: alcohol awareness - one punch can kill, internet scams and identity fraud, property identification, vehicle security - lock or lose it, and personal safety.

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