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Keeping your home secure is not hard to do

Most home security strategies are easy and don't cost a lot of money. When you think about home security take your house, yard and even your neighbourhood into account. Pay close attention to the vulnerable areas. A good rule of thumb is if you can break into your home without much trouble, then so can a burglar!

Neighbours that work together at keeping their properties neat and well maintained send a silent but strong message that they care about what happens on their street. Take a look at your neighbourhood as a might see it and decide if it gives you a sense of safety and well being.

Also consider how your neighbours interact with one another. When neighbours talk to each other barriers are broken down, People feel safer and there is more willingness to work together. A good observant neighbour can be a great deterrent to crime.

Answer the following questions and see how your street measures up. The more questions that are answered "yes," the safer the street.

  1. Do you and your neighbours trim back trees when they are overgrown and hinder street illumination?
  2. Is your street free from litter and garbage?
  3. Are sidewalks maintained?
  4. Do you call the police about abandoned cars in your neighbourhood?
  5. Do your neighbours look out for each other?
  6. Do you leave an extra house key with a trusted neighbour instead of under a mat or other hiding place that can easily be discovered?
  7. Do you have an active Block Watch  to help communication among neighbours?
  8. Do your neighbours watch your home when you are away?
  9. Consider having a summer cookout/pot luck dinner with your neighbours to make new friendships, exchange information, and maintain a spirit of cooperation.


Contact Us

Duncan/North Cowichan Community Policing & Crime Prevention Office
#3 - 149 Canada Avenue
Duncan BC V9L 1T4
Phone: 250-701-9145
Fax: 250-701-9147
Manager: 250-701-9146

Cowichan Bay Community Police & Crime Prevention Office
1721 E Cowichan Bay Road
Cowichan Bay BC
Phone: 250-701-0961
Fax: 250-701-9160

Chemainus Community Police & Crime Prevention Office
9847 Willow Street
Chemainus BC VOR 1K0
Phone: 250-246-4382
Fax: 250-246-9174

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About Warmland Cops

Community Policing is a collaborative effort between law enforcement (RCMP) and the community to identify problems of crime and disorder and involve all elements of the community in the search for solutions to these problems.
We invite you to have a look at our website and seize the opportunity that waits for you.
From Citizens on Patrol to SpeedWatch or Coastal Watch, there is sure to be a section where you will find your niche. You can be an active part of creating a safe community.