City of Gosnells reminds residents to keep property secure this festive season

(L-R) Gosnells community safety officer Janelle Patterson, Canning Vale police officer in charge Shandell Castledine, Gosnells mayor Glenn Dewhurst, Gosnells police office in charge Jodie Pearson and Gosnells project officer of community development and safety Sam Wenban.
(L-R) Gosnells community safety officer Janelle Patterson, Canning Vale police officer in charge Shandell Castledine, Gosnells mayor Glenn Dewhurst, Gosnells police office in charge Jodie Pearson and Gosnells project officer of community development and safety Sam Wenban.

THE City of Gosnells has joined forces with local police to remind residents to keep their property safe and secure these holidays.

The City’s Keep It Secure campaign has linked with police to increase home security during the festive season and remind people to ensure their valuables are hidden.

Gosnells police station officer in charge Jodie Pearson said keeping doors and windows locked, even on hot summer nights, helped to prevent break-ins.

“Ensure your security lights or CCTV are in good working order and make sure Christmas presents can’t be seen through the windows,” she said.

“Report any suspicious behaviour in your neighbourhood by calling Police on 13 14 44 and put lights, radios and TVs on variable timers to make your home look lived in.”

Canning Vale police station officer in charge Shandell Castledine said drivers needed to take precautions and not leave valuables in cars over the holiday season.

“To keep your car safe, make sure you park in well-lit, well-travelled areas, lock your vehicle and remove valuables, and don’t leave your keys in the car while it’s running,” she said.

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