Households across the Antrim borough are being sent security packs as part of an anti-burglary initiative.
This new initiative has been introduced to discourage theft and domestic burglary within Antrim Borough.
Every household will receive a security pack with advice on how to secure the property and equipment to security mark valuable possessions within the home.
The aim is to provide support and avoid the likelihood of any resident becoming a victim of crime, making it difficult for criminals to prey on people.
Speaking at the launch event, Chairman of Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Councillor Noel Maguire said: “Domestic burglary figures in Antrim Borough remain relatively low and this initiative aims to help residents secure their property and give them peace of mind.
“No resident of Antrim borough should have to experience the heartache of becoming a victim of crime and I would encourage everyone to take some simple measures to secure your home and possessions.”
Cllr. Maguire added: “This initiative not only helps the public to protect their own possessions, but it also makes it much more difficult for thieves who may be thinking about stealing from someone in the local community.
“These security packs help police to target criminals operating in the area, as stolen property can be traced back to the household when marked and this information can be presented in court as evidence for prosecution.”
The ‘Antrim Secured’ initiative has been led by Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership with funding from the Department of Justice ‘Assets Recovery Community Scheme’, PSNI and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.
If you have not already received a pack or if you need any further information about the scheme then contact Antrim PCSP on 028 9446 3113.