Officers from the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team recently hosted a beat surgery at Cuffley Community Library.
Last Wednesday (13 July) residents were able to pop along to meet PCSOs Christie Hurley and Mark Randall.
The officers offered crime prevention advice – in particular around keeping homes and property safe in the summer months.
PCSO Christie Hurley said: “We really enjoyed meeting local residents and finding out their views on local policing. We issued lots of crime prevention advice – both verbally and including leaflets to take away. We also had some free crime prevention devices to hand out.
“Sadly, across the county we often see an increase in burglaries during the summer months when homes are left empty. If you are off on holiday, make sure you give your home a lived-in look. Consider using timer switches for lamps so that they turn on in the evenings and remember to cancel deliveries of milk and newspapers etc.
“If you’re taking your car with you, consider asking a friend or neighbour to park on your drive. And remember, don’t publish your absence on the Internet! Status updates, comments and photos can give away the fact that your home is empty.
“Thank you to everyone who attended the surgery. We have another event planned at the library on Friday 19 August at 2.30pm so do come along if you missed this event. We’d love to see you there.”
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