LETHBRIDGE: Regional Police are putting on a Crime Prevention Forum Tuesday night at 7 o'clock at Gilbert Patterson School.
It'll focus on protecting your home and vehicle, by going over the numerous steps you can take to deter thieves.
Constable Blaine Stodolka with Regional Police commented that an easy way to protect your home is by putting up Neighbourhood Watch stickers or security company signs. He explained that they show potential thieves that you're paying attention and are protecting your property, usually prompting them to move on to an easier target.
Stodolka added that despite the rising population in Lethbridge, property crimes haven't changed much lately, staying fairly steady. He did note however that car prowlings are climbing.
He stated that keeping criminals out of your vehicle isn't very difficult, as you really only need to follow two steps. First Stodolka says you need to lock your vehicle. Second, he explained that things like lap-tops, mp3 players, wallets and anything that can be easily pawned must be taken out of your vehicle when you're not around.
For more information on protecting your property, visit www.LethbridgeNeighbourhoodWatch.org.