Police in Harrow have launched a new crime prevention and reassurance campaign which will see officers from Safer Neighbourhoods Teams carrying out home security crime prevention surveys and give advice about a range of different crime scenarios.
Harrow Borough Commander Chief Superintendent Richard Walton said his officers were “committed to providing an excellent service to everybody who lives, works and visits Harrow and we’ve given officers the means to offer first class reassurance and crime prevention advice.”
The force says officers will also provide victims with home security and vehicle security packs, to help reduce their fear of crime and their likelihood of being victimised again.
PC Mark Dowse from Harrow’s Crime Reduction Unit, who designed the packs said: “Victims of burglary and vehicle crime often feel that they have been personally targeted and even watched for a period of time prior to their incident. However, more commonly this is not the case, as burglary and vehicle crimes tend to be opportunistic. The good news is, that by taking a few simple measures, it is possible to dramatically reduce your chances of becoming a victim of burglary and vehicle crime.”