All Residents should be aware that over half of burglaries reported to Chesterfield Police are due to insecure doors and windows. Please ensure that your external doors and windows are secure even when you are out in the garden or in another part of the house. Other crime prevention advice from our Crime Reduction Officer includes:
* If a door is your only ventilation or you have to leave it open to run cables through consider a door chain.
* If you have locks fitted to windows use them. If you have to leave the window open for ventilation then consider fitting a window restrictor to prevent the opportunist burglar climbing in.
* Keep valuables and keys out of sight where possible.
Ann Jones, C Division Community Information Officer,
Chesterfield, Police Station.
If you have any information relating to incidents or crimes, please call 0345 123 33 33. In an emergency call 999. Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.