CHIFLEY Police are reminding everyone to step up their home safety and reduce the risk of falling victim to crime.
Crime Prevention Officer, Senior Constable Sue Rose, urged the community to undertake simple steps involving home and car security, which will prevent them from being targeted by thieves.
The "Don't Be Next' campaign, which is being run in conjunction with Bathurst Regional Council gives advice about keeping your personal property safe.
Sen Const Sue Rose said the advice is simple and effective.
"Lock it, secure it, hide it and report it," she said.
Among the advice given via the safety campaign includes the obvious, including closing windows, locking doors and locking tool boxes.
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"Never leave your keys in the car," Sen Const Rose said.
She also reminded home and car owners to secure their property.
"Keep your garage door locked or park in a well lit area," she said.
And if you can't take valuables from the car when you leave it unattended, make sure you remove them from view.
"If you are leaving valuables in the car, make sure you hide them from sight, or put them in the boot where they can't be seen."
Finally the most important, if you see something suspicious, report it.
Sen Const Rose said the community are the eyes and ears of the police.
"Please report all criminal and suspicious activity to police, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000."
Information can be given to Crime Stoppers anonymously if preferred.
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