The Brennanstown Neighbourhood Watch meeting on Tuesday evening was very informative.
We’d like to thank the Gardaí for their assistance in organising the event and for sharing their tips and guidance to help prevent crime and anti social behaviour in the estate. Thanks to Sgt James Malone, Sgt Georgina Reilly, Garda Gavin Fleet, Cabinteely Community Guard and Tony McCarthy, Dún Laoghaire PPN.
Some do’s and don’ts of Crime Prevention.
Always lock your car, most cars stolen are unlocked.
Never leave your car keys near your front door, they can be “fished out” through the letterbox.
Always turn your alarm on when leaving your home, even if it’s just for a short time.
Always lock the doors and windows every time you leave the house, even if it’s for a few minutes. Most burglaries only take only a few minutes.
Leave lights on when you’re going out. Set them on timers, especially if you are away for long periods of time.
Photograph all of your valuable items, especially jewellery. The Gardai regularly recover stolen items and your photos may help them determine ownership.
Don’t allow strangers into your home. Always ask for official identification from all callers (even Gardaí). If you are unsure leave them outside and call the organisation they represent to confirm their identity.
If you see anything suspicious please call gardai at Cabinteely on 01 6665400 or in an emergency don’t hesitate to call 999 / 112.
If you see a person you don’t recognise loitering in the area call the Gardaí. If you notice a car parked in the estate that shouldn’t be here, call the Gardaí.
For more information on how to secure your home visit: https://www.garda.ie/en/Crime-Prevention/Securing-your-home/
The Gardaí have supplied the residents association committee with a number of ultra violet pens, you can use these to mark your valuable items (TV, computer etc). If you would like to borrow one please contact the Residents Association.
We also have Neighbourhood Watch stickers, if you would like one to place on a window please get in touch.
If you have any questions or concerns about any of the above please contact any member of the Residents Association committee or you can contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Brennanstown Neighbourhood Watch area coordinator is Stephen Murphy. Stephen will be in regular contact with our community Garda.