With the school holidays now underway and many Gold Coasters going away for Christmas and New Year those of us staying behind are being asked to look out for our neighbours.
Queensland’s Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says one way we can all reduce crime and increase safety in the Gold Coast community is to volunteer with Neighbourhood Watch.
“Neighbourhood Watch helps to ensure safer and more secure communities and it helps you and your neighbours feel more secure when leaving for a period of time,” he said.
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“It also helps police to address community concerns about local crime and improve community safety for a more secure Queensland.
“Any involvement with your local group can be of benefit,” said Commissioner Stewart.
The Police Commissioner added that the easiest way to prevent being a victim of opportunistic crime is to make sure all of your valuables are hidden and locked away and that your home is secure.
“If you see anything suspicious that impacts immediately on public safety please call 000,” he said.
“Or if you wish to pass on information and remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”
To find out more about Neighbourhood Watch go to http://www.nhwq.org/