RURAL crime is an issue that we take a particular interest in, considering the environment in which we work. This week is Rural Crime Week and a reminder to report crime, big or small.
We are doing as much as we can to stamp out crimes such as livestock theft, illegal shooting and trespassing. Rural crimes are serious offences and can have a big effect on livelihoods and be devastating for many.
There are a number of simple things that rural property owners can do to better protect their property. The boundaries of your property are the first line of defence against unwanted trespassers.
Simple precautions like locking your gates, investing in security, and signposting your gates warning trespassers can help keep your property secure. Go to our website address at www.police.nsw.gov.au and join the Rural Crime - NSW Police Force Eyewatch page on Facebook for more information.
Of course if you have any information regarding rural crime, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00 or use the Crime Stoppers on-line crime reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
The New South Wales Police Force is in the process of rolling out body-worn video cameras. This is fantastic technology that will have many benefits, such as enhanced evidence collection and improvement in investigation outcomes.
This week also marks the beginning of Motorcycle Awareness month. Being a motorcycle rider myself, and having to attend many horrific accidents involving motorcycles, I know all too well the dangers involved in riding a motorcycle on our roads. This year’s focus is on encouraging riders to upskill, to get some training to sharpen up their riding techniques and road craft. People pay good money for professional development courses to improve their employability, so why wouldn’t you make the commitment to professional development for your life?
Until next week....