Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dufferin OPP Offer Theft Prevention Tips

Dufferin County, ON (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) – OPP reminds residents to ensure garages and parked vehicles are secured. These types of crime are not new, and are very often preventable through community engagement; empowering communities to play an active role in crime reduction initiatives.


Here are few tips to follow:

  • Lock all garage doors including interior doors that lead into residence.
  • Install sliding bolt on inside of large garage doors to ensure they are not opened remoting using aftermarket garage door opener switches
  • Install exterior motion sensor lights that light up residence exterior including garage entrance and location of vehicles.
  • Record serial numbers and take photos using cellphone or camera recording and inventory your valuables stored in your garage.
  • Remove wallets/purses,GPS,tablets and laptops from vehicles
  • Keep ownership and insurance cards in wallet or on your person
  • Do not leave cash, coins or credit cards in vehicles as these are often target of thieves
  • Don’t leave bicycles, tools or All-Terrain Vehicles outside but rather lock them up in a shed or garage.
REMEMBER: LOCK IT OR LOSE IT

For more public safety tips go on line at www.opp.ca

Police are reminding residents to contact the OPP Communications Centre immediately at

1-888-310-1122

to report any suspicious activity or suspicious vehicles in the area. Information such as suspect physical descriptions, suspect vehicles and direction of travel are useful tools for investigators.