Nova Scotia

Halifax police take crime prevention online

Halifax Regional Police officers are going online with crime prevention tips in the first of several videos to be posted on its YouTube site.

Halifax Regional Police officers are going online with crime prevention tips in the first of several videos to be posted on its YouTube site.

The first video, which was uploaded on Monday, offers homeowners advice on how to reduce the risk of home break ins.

The series — to be released over the next few weeks — will cover other topics including theft from vehicles, internet safety and cyber bullying, seniors’ and personal safety, and fraud and identity theft.

"Break and enters have been an on-going issue in HRM and we want to do everything we can to prevent them, especially during the holiday season," Chief Frank Beazley said in a news release.

"Our hope with this initiative is to show citizens just how frequently this crime is occurring, offer tips on how they can decrease their chances of having their home broken into, and ultimately change behaviours."

Halifax Regional Police will also report every residential break and enter that occurs in their jurisdiction on Twitter and Facebook, from Dec. 13 to Dec. 23.

Police said the intent is to educate the public on the frequency of break and enter incidents.

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