News from PDQ 1

21 december 2017

We are pleased to present to you « Les nouvelles du PDQ 1 » for the month of December. This monthly newsletter is tailored to the citizens, partners and elected officials of the 5 municipalities served by Station 1, with whom we wish to share information regarding your priorities.

The holiday season is upon us and many people have extra valuables (gifts, etc.) in their homes at this time of the year.  As well, their homes might be left unattended with many deciding to head to more temperate climates.

Burglaries are a problem that occurs in every community; particularly when folks leave on holidays whether it is summer or winter. Here are some prevention tips that may be helpful to you.

Make sure your exterior doors are well lit. Avoid having bushes, trees and fences around your home – they may provide hiding places for burglars.

•          Use automatic light timers – they're easy to install and inexpensive.

•          Engrave your valuables – your neighbourhood police station will lend you an engraver for free. CDs can be marked with indelible ink.

•          Install a security system to alert your neighbours of the presence of intruders.

•          The officers at your neighbourhood police station will help you identify the vulnerabilities in your home and take measures to fix them - for free!

•          If you are the victim of a burglary, call 9-1-1 immediately

•          If you witness the burglary, describe the burglar and the burglar's escape route

•          Do not touch anything until the police arrive

If you are going away for a long time:

•          Ask someone you trust to pick up your mail

•          Cancel your newspaper subscriptions

•          In winter, have your walkway and balcony shovelled

Let’s not forget that the public’s safety and security is a shared responsibility by all in our community.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all, a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year.


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