INGLEWOOD residents have been urged to tighten security to increase safety at a crime forum held on May 3.
Attended by City of Stirling councillors Bianca Sandri and David Lagan, the informal forum was held at the Inglewood Town Square.
Stirling community safety manager Laurie Crouch encouraged residents to install CCTV, keep their gardens maintained and property well-lit to dissuade potential criminals.
“Criminals don’t like light or security screens; set a security alarm if you are not home, or even if you are at home,” he said.
“Keep gardens maintained so there is nowhere to hide; they will find a spot to hide and watch.
“You can have CCTV installed and register them with the police.
“There are over 400 CCTV at over 40 sites in the City of Stirling that record day and night and the footage is held for about 30 days but they are not monitored 24-7.”
Mr Crouch encouraged residents to use the ratepayer-paid security patrols if they saw anything or anyone suspicious.
“They respond to anti-social behaviour, graffiti reports and damage, but you should still make reports to the police,” he said.
Call the security patrol on 1300 365 356.