State Member for Kurwongbah, Mr Shane King is encouraging the local community to consider the advice from police about how they can help to drive down vehicle theft.
“Police are providing our community with important tools and strategies to prevent crime in our homes and on the street and we also work with local Neighbourhood Watch groups to further promote a safe and secure environment”, Mr King said.
Crime prevention is better than a cure.
We know our police will catch those responsible for crimes but it is so much better if everyone across the community contributes to reducing the amount of crime in the first place.
It’s those community based groups like Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Stoppers that really assist the Queensland Police Service in preventing and solving crime.
That’s why we have supported Crime Stoppers with funds in excess of $3.4 million as well as backing our local Neighbourhood Watch groups with funding to assist with signage, household kits and stickers.
Top 5 strategies to protect your vehicle
Always keep your vehicle locked and secured – even if you are only leaving it for a moment.
Keep the keys to your vehicle in a hidden location – not on the kitchen bench or a key rack.
Remove all valuables from the vehicle.
Consider installing a steering wheel lock, car alarm or immobiliser.
Consider installing a GPS tracking device with live monitoring