University of Hertfordshire students given burglary advice
PUBLISHED: 11:55 26 November 2015 | UPDATED: 12:57 26 November 2015
The University of Hertfordshire policing team has been visiting students to raise awareness of burglaries.
The team visited over 100 properties of both students and residents, on Friday, November 20, and provided crime advice, UV pens to security mark their property, and the opportunity to join the Neighbourhood Watch.
Students were given the chance to join the student equivalent, ‘Uni Watch’, which encourages students to look out for each others properties, and so far over 400 students signed up.
PC Jennifer Edwards from the University of Hertfordshire policing team said: “There have been some burglaries in the areas around the campuses.
“Student properties can be an easy target as criminals know there is likely to be items worth stealing, including laptops and games consoles.
“Whilst we carry out proactive patrols in areas where there have been burglaries, it is important that both students and residents take simple security precautions – such as locking up when they leave.”
You can sign up to Neighbourhood Watch by visiting www.owl.co.uk or contacting the Watch Liaison Team via firstname.lastname@example.org
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