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Is your rural property secure?

Press Release – New Zealand Police

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, were encouraging rural property owners to make security a priority.“Is your rural property secure?”

Attribute to Canterbury Rural Area Prevention Manager, Senior Sergeant Matt Emery

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, we’re encouraging rural property owners to make security a priority.

A lot of reported thefts are committed by opportunist criminals looking for that insecure shed or a farm vehicle with keys in the ignition.

All the regular crime prevention advice applies to a rural setting, however, a few extra measures are required help keep your buildings, vehicles, machinery and stock safe:

· Check your boundaries and fence lines on regular basis.

· Clearly tag your animals.

· Remove keys from unattended vehicles.

· Mark or engrave tools with your licence number.

· Don’t leave firearms in vehicles.

· Keep in contact with your neighbours and let one another know if you see anything unusual.

We take burglary and theft incidents seriously, if you see anything suspicious, contact Police immediately.

Further prevention advice can be found at Police’s Rural Hub: http://www.police.govt.nz/advice/personal-and-community-advice/rural-hub/rural-crime-prevention

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