The Carlington Summit
by John Hunton.
Carlington Community Police Centre.

Volunteers are at the Carlington Community Police Centre in the Westgate Shopping Centre to assist you on:

Drop in at the Centre or contact us by telephone at 236-1222 (extension 5814 or 5815). Constable Bruce Marshall oversees the Centre's activities and can be reached at extension 5816. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, drop in and complete an application form.

Protecting your home against burglary

Burglary is not a sophisticated crime - it is a crime of opportunity. Burglars do not choose victims - they choose opportunities. There are ways to assess your vulnerability and to reduce your risks. The following is the first part of a checklist. Go through it twice, once during the day and again at night, to see where your security could be improved.

Assessing your home's security is the first step in crime prevention. If you answered “NO” to any of the questions, your home security may have a weak link that a burglar may exploit. Look in next month's Summit for the second part of this checklist. If you would like trained volunteers to assist you in conducting a security evaluation of your home or one of our trained volunteer to address a group on the subject of home security, contact us at the Police Centre at 236-1222 (extension 5814 or 5815).