DEWSBURY police are cracking down on known burglars this week.
The move is part of the division's drive to make sure a recent drop in burglaries continues.
Pc Colin Whiteley, Dewsbury division crime prevention officer, said: "Prolific offenders cause so much heartache for others. If burglary is your profession then be warned - you will be receiving a visit from us."
As well as targeting criminals, Dewsbury police are also urging householders to be on their guard, particularly against sneak-in burglaries.
From April to September this year there were 113 such burglaries. This compares to 174 for the same period last year.
The overall number of burglaries is down from 915 in 2003 to 512 so far this year.
Pc Whiteley said: "We want this trend to continue. We can all help reduce these crimes even further.
"People should take extra care to stop themselves becoming a crime victim.
"It doesn't take two seconds to lock doors and windows - but it can take a lot longer to sort out the insurance claim if you don't."
Police in North Kirklees are working with other agencies, including the council, to improve home security.
This includes ensuring council-owned and housing association properties are upgraded to tight security standards and offering security advice to homeowners.