Sense in security
Broome police would like to remind residents not to drop their guard when it comes to home security.
Between October 11 and October 18 there were 24 reported burglaries in Broome.
Statistics show most burglaries are a result of an easy opportunity too good to ignore. By employing common-sense practices in your daily routine, you will reduce your chance of becoming a victim of crime.
Having good quality locks on your doors and windows will make it harder for burglars to enter your home.
One of the cheapest and most effective security accessories you can add to your home is a snib guard to your security screen doors.
A snib guard is a plastic guard, secured on the inside of your door near the lock and handle. It prevents prying fingers from penetrating the flyscreen and unlocking your security screen door from the outside.
Physically check to make sure the doors of your car and home are locked before you turn in for the night.
Never leave valuables in vehicles or where they may be visible from the street.
Ensure gates are locked when not in use, sensor security lights are installed outside your home, serial numbers are recorded and valuables are marked or engraved for identification.
Remain vigilant and report suspicious behaviour.
Note clothing, direction of travel of those on foot, and registration numbers of suspicious vehicles. We all need to work together to keep our town safe.
For further security tips, visit the WA Police website at police.wa.gov.au or drop into the Broome Police Station and speak with an officer.
For 24-hour police assistance, phone Broome Police Station on 9194 0200 or in an emergency dial triple-0.
Anyone with information for police can call Broome Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.