Friday, 30 October 2009

Community safety twilight burglary campaign in full swing

The Community Safety Partnership is proactively working on their Autumn Burglary Campaign.

Operation Twilight has been running in the County during the last few weeks and the main aim is to prevent and reduce incidents of Burglary in the County Borough. It is a fact that every year as the evenings draw in and the clocks are turned back there is an increase in the number of burglaries. This is a national trend which is also mirrored in Wrexham.

Operation Twilight aims to encourage residents to keep their homes safe and secure during the winter and promotes a simple message:

"Any one at Home ?...Protect your homes this Winter"

This message has been widely promoted across the County Borough during recent weeks using a range of different methods. Partners in the press have been assisting the Partnership by running articles on the Campaign, Heart FM are currently running and advertising campaign on the radio which encourages residents to be vigilant and leave a light on and also an advertisement van has been touring communities across the County promoting the message.

Throughout the campaign period members of the Community Safety Partnership have been conducting presentations at various foras including the Police and Community Forum which took place on Thursday 15 October 2009. At this event the public were urged to work with the Community Safety Partnership to help ensure that burglary does not occur in Wrexham County Borough. Alun Evans Community Beat Sergeant at Wrexham Town offered practical advice and guidance to the forum on how to keep their homes safe. He explained that many burglaries are crimes of opportunity and a burglar only needs to spot a house in darkness, an open window or an unlocked door or gate to make their move.

Lisa Surridge District Inspector at Wrexham South explained: Operation Twilight is an excellent example of Partnership work at its very best. This joint approach has enabled us to promote a very important message to residents in the County Borough during recent weeks. It is important however for residents in the County co-operate with us and take note of the practical advice and guidance on offer. The message is simple – protect your homes and don’t give burglars the opportunity to make residents of Wrexham County victims of crime.”


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