Cops issue warning over Christmas crime

| 01/12/2017 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is reminding the public to secure homes and valuables over the Christmas holidays, when crooks are at their most active. Issuing some holiday crime awareness and safety tips, the police urged residents to lock all entrance and interior doors as a general rule and to keep valuables and small electronics, such as jewelry, tablets, gaming systems and cellphones, locked away while you are out. Police are advising people to wait until the last minute to put presents under the tree as visible gifts while you are away from home at work, as they are an incentive for someone to break in.

People are advised to increase outdoor lighting, leave lights on at entrance points such as doors and windows or using motion sensors. Residents should make sure that decorations don’t hinder the function of the doors and windows or make them easier to open or break into from the outside. Police also advise people to test their homes by locking up the property as you would to leave the house and then try to get in through all the windows and doors to see if you have any issues you weren’t aware of.

The RCIPS is also encouraging businesses to practice some of these methods as well, and to employ additional security and staff during the busy season and for businesses opening later than usual to use proper lighting inside and outside. Alarm systems and signs can deter criminal activities, and panic alarms are useful in the event of an emergency where you are not able to call the police. Security cameras can be used to protect your business and detect several types of crimes that may be committed, the police stated.

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  1. RCIPS badge #345 says:

    If this is the best the RCIPS can come up with or do as a policing strategy WTF are they doing with the 40million they get in the budget annually and the increases that are always approved in the LA?

    The RCIPS should and can be doing far more than advising the public to secure their valuables and property. High visability policing, sweeps, round up all the crooks and persons who fence the stolen property. Joint operations between RCIPS, Customs and Immigration to scare the bad guys.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I thought the government work program was to provide $$$ into the pockets of the unemployed?

  3. Beaumont Zodecloun says:

    I’m just curious. Is there an entry in the Penal Code regarding Punji sticks well inside the parameters of one’s property?

    If so, can I leave chocolate pudding in my fridge laced with magnesium citrate?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Your a rotten one mr grinch

  5. Anonymous says:

    Set traps you mean, bear traps..glue traps… dig holes, make-shift cages, nets..anything!

  6. Anonymous says:

    The RCIPS is advising the public ?
    Here is the PUBLIC advising the rcips: Get all your officers on the road. Be clearly present, pick up the phone. Get out of your car, Stop harassing about stickers. Get lunch from home instead of spending an hour on fosters Savannah parking lot talking to women.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hey RCIP, how about issuing a warning to the criminals???

  8. Anonymous says:

    Yes people, be warned!! The RCIPS does not believe in strong arm tactics so we best fend for ourselves!

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