A NEW series of crime prevention seminars is planned for the Mirfield area.
And the message that will be given out is: “Secure your home and keep burglars at bay”.
The Mirfield and Spen Valley Area Committees have provided funding for a BOGOF deal which enables members of the public to buy one security jammer and get one free for each door.
The jammers act as a latch on a door and prevent anyone potentially accessing the property, even if they force the lock.
In the first of a series of events, Crime Prevention Officers will be speaking to residents at St Barnabas Church in Hightown, Liversedge, on Tuesday, September 29.
Each of the events gets under way at 7.30pm and provide people with the opportunity to pick up free advice and discount security features for the homes.
Kirklees Crime Prevention Officer John Ellis said: “Although the police will do all they can to prevent burglary offences from occurring, we need the help of the community to do their part in reducing the chances of their property being targeted.
“On many occasions, entry into a property has been gained by the forcing of locks on PVCu doors and French windows.
“Unfortunately the method of entry is extremely quiet and occupants can often be unaware of the offence taking place.
“The burglars sometimes rely on the fact that the house holder will not have set their alarm, before retiring to bed”.