NEWSLETTER _NOV 2002
belongings on view inside motor vehicles, remove CD
player fascias from the vehicle, do not leave them
in the glove box or boot of the car.
Be mindful of never
leaving your handbag or jacket, containing your
wallet, unattended, at work, in the shops, or in
Do not leave house
doors or shed and garage doors insecure, both
during the day and overnight.
Consider fitting an
alarm to your house as an additional line of
defence against a break in to your home.
Never have your PIN
Number written down, nor leave it somewhere it can
be readily accessed, such as in your purse or
wallet, which can easily be stolen.
SECURITY - LIGHTS OUT, YOU'RE OUT!
With the winter
evenings now with us, please follow these simple
tips to help prevent your house from becoming a
- Ensure you have
good outdoor lighting &endash; consider
installing PIR lights
- Make your home
appear as if someone is in by using timer
- Make sure you
have good windows and door locks
- Postcode your
valuables with an ultra violet property marking
At the request of
the Kingswells Community Council we recently
conducted a speeding survey on Kingswood Drive and
Kingswells Crescent. This survey highlighted that
speeding is an issue on Kingswells Crescent,
particularly around midday.. Be mindful of your
speed and drive with care. We will be
Parents, where are
your children during the evenings at the weekends?
More and more the Police are being called out to
deal with groups of youths who are hanging around
at the rear of the shopping centre or within the
grounds of Kingswells Primary School. They are
underage drinking and causing annoyance to nearby
residents. The empty bottles and cans are there for
all to see. We all have our part to play in keeping
Kingswells a desirable place to live. Be aware of
where your children are and what they are up
setting up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in your
area or have any other issues you wish to discuss,
then contact your local Community Beat Officer,
Constable Jim Watson on 386980. Kingswells has a
very low crime rate. Help keep it that way.
Community Beat Officer is Constable Jim Watson, if
you have an issue you would like to discuss with
him please call him on 386980. (Posted
WINTER HOME SECURITY
- Lights Out, You're Out!
Grampian Police see an increase in the number of
domestic housebreakings throughout the Force area.
This is undoubtedly due to the onset of darker
nights and, as Christmas approaches, the fact that
many of us will have bought our Christmas presents.
So as a result, our homes are even more
One of the most
effective ways of reducing the risk of
housebreaking is to make sure that our homes are
not left in darkness when we go out.
This winter, as
part of our anti housebreaking campaign, we would
like to invite Neighbourhood Watch members to help
us identify vulnerable homes in their own schemes
and alert the householder to the dangers.
You can make use of
as many members of your scheme as you wish, in fact
the more the merrier!
SO WHAT EXACTLY
WILL YOU HAVE TO DO?
At the beginning of
the week commencing Monday 4 November 2002, we will
be asking you to:
1) Take a walk down
your street and identify the houses which are in
2) Take a note of
the address on a form which will be provided to
3) Post 'First
Message' leaflet through the door.
Monday 11 November 2002, repeat steps 1 and 2 and
at step 3, post 'second message' leaflet through
Return the list to
the Crime Reduction Unit at Bucksburn and
thereafter the houses which you have identified
will be contacted by a Crime Reduction
To send you on your
way, we will give you a pack containing Crime
Prevention messages, Neighbourhood Watch calling
cards, a sheet for listing the vulnerable
properties visited and an addressed envelope for
you to return your list to us.
Grampian Police see
Neighbourhood Watch as a very valuable asset to our
communities and welcome your assistance in this
If you have any
problems then please contact Bucksburn Crime
Reduction Unit on telephone number 01224 386875 or