Students from The University of Nottingham are to brave the winter weather in order to help police spread crime-prevention advice during the Dunkirk Week of Action.
On the 5 February, volunteers will be knocking on doors to pass on simple advice to make sure fewer people fall victim to burglary.
Those living off campus will be advised to close all windows and lock all doors before going out, to put all laptops and valuables out of sight and use free services such as Smart Water, to mark their property so that it can be traced.
Melanie Futer, Manager off-Campus Student Affairs, said “Most burglars are opportunists, and a third of student burglaries happen when homes have been left insecurely.
“We’re hoping that by offering some simple advice, we can help more students to take responsibility for their possessions and make sure they don’t give burglars any chances.
“The Love Your Stuff campaign has been a great success in the past, as shown by the decrease in the number of burglaries. This year we are very hopeful that we can spread the crime prevention message further by again working closely with students and with the police.”
Nottinghamshire Police are also urging students to register electrical items, including mobile phones and computers, on the Immobilse property database. This helps police reunite stolen items with their owners. — Ends —
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