|Signs of trouble for local burglars|
Ealing Police post warning signs in burglary hotspot areas
Ealing Borough Police in partnership with Ealing Council Community Safety Unit are adopting a more direct approach in their fight against burglary in the Borough.
The police and the council have been working together using crime burglary data, to identify areas, which have had a high number of burglaries. Now that they know exactly where these burglary 'hotspots' are, both agencies have decided to display triangular crime preventative burglary awareness signs (commonly known as TRI SIGNS) on lamposts in these areas, so that local residents know to be more vigilant. The signs were installed over recently in current Hotspot areas which include The Vale and Bedford Park.
will display three simple messages
Ealing police will combine increased high visibility patrols and �stop and search� techniques in these areas in order to combat this type of crime. Police officers will also be on hand to offer crime prevention advice to all residents.
Police have also adopted similar tactics in our street crime hotspot areas across the borough including Acton High Street.
Inspector Dean Haydon Safer Homes Unit Ealing Borough Police said, �We
know the boards will have a positive effect in our pursuit to lower the
rate of burglaries in these areas. The increased patrolling by police
officers in the highlighted hotspot areas will almost certainly reduce
the number of burglaries being committed in the area. It is also hoped
our increased presence will offer a stark reminder to residents of the
area the importance of �Crime Prevention� and how easy it is for residents
to help themselves thus, reducing the risk of becoming a victim of this
crime. This latest partnership initiative outlines our commitment to reducing
burglary and hopefully goes some way to transferring the fear of burglary
from the victim to the offender. �
Alternatively further Crime Prevention Advice on combating burglary can be obtained from the charity based organisation BEESAFE on 020 8571 2228. BEESAFE work in close partnership with the Metropolitan Police offering preventative guidance too vulnerable, elderly and disabled people. BEESAFE can also offer upgrades and improvements on home security, which help to combat burglary.
February 26, 2004