Lowest number of Residential Break & Enters in 10-years

Lowest number of Residential Break & Enters in 10-years
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Detective Omar Nadim

Detective Omar Nadim

Omar Nadim is a detective with the Halton Regional Police Services. He works in the Criminal Investigations Bureau of Division 2 (Oakville).

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In the second quarter of 2018, the Town of Oakville experienced the lowest number of residential break and enters in the past ten years.

The Halton Regional Police Service would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their continuous support and participation in our crime prevention initiatives, particularly as they relate to residential break and enters.

There were 27 residential break and enters during the 2nd quarter of 2018 compared to 63 in 2017 and 71 in 2016.

This unprecedented reduction in residential crime in Oakville is a product of shared priorities, strong community relationships and a mutual commitment to engagement. Tips submitted to Halton Police by members of the public are truly invaluable.

Our Service is committed to remaining a leader in crime reduction and in the identification of new crime trends that may impact residents of Halton. It is our goal to ensure that Halton remains the safest large municipality in Canada.

Here are a number of measures that can be taken to better secure your home against entry, including, but not limited to:

  1. Make your residence appear occupied even if you are not home (timers for lights, leaving a radio or television on, close blinds and drapes)
  2. Reinforce front door frame, hinges, locks, and strike plates
  3. Use a NightLock-type device as well as a security bar on your front door
  4. Use a door blocker doorstop (Door Guardian-type device)
  5. Use window contacts (preferably in conjunction with a monitored security alarm system)
  6. Install security bars on all basement windows
  7. Install window films on your home’s windows
  8. Close all window coverings when not at home
  9. Lock your home’s garage maindoor at all times
  10. Secure valuables in safety deposit boxes or in non-traditional areas
  11. Remove garage door openers from vehicles parked in your driveways

Book an appointment to have a one-hour external security check conducted at your home; simply email ProjectSafeGuard@haltonpolice.ca and include your name and contact number.

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