Your safety and that of those around you is paramount and it is important to be aware of the steps you can take to maintain your personal safety.
- Always secure outside doors, even when you're in.
- If you have a spy hole or security chain fitted to your front or back door make sure you use them when answering the door.
- If you suspect previous occupants have working keys to your property, change the locks for extra peace of mind.
- When answering the phone, simply say "hello". Don't give your name or number. If the caller claims to have the wrong number ask them to repeat the number required. Never give any information about yourself to a stranger and never say you are alone.
For Further Information
Further, free advice on personal safety may be available by contacting your local Neighbourhood Policing Team. To find contact details of your Neighbourhood Policing Team, please go to www.leics.police.uk/local-policing or telephone 101.