Norfolk Constabulary: Security tips for holidaymakers

Security postcard Holiday
makers to Great Yarmouth are being encouraged to keep hold of their
valuables as part of a police campaign.

Postcards carrying a security message are being distributed to
holiday parks across the borough in a bid to ensure valuables to
not end up in thieves hands.

About 10,000 postcards have been produced by Norfolk Police and
the Greater Yarmouth Tourist Authority aimed at reducing theft and
burglaries on holidays parks during the peak summer season.

The postcard features a photograph of Great Yarmouth s central
beach and security advice on the reverse with the top tips spelling
the word SAND:

Secure you property including your vehicle

An open window invites opportunists

Never give the thief the chance to spoil your

Don t leave valuables on show

The postcard includes a message from Superintendent Jim Smerdon
who helped to launch the cards recently with Carl Spalding,
security manager at Haven Holiday Park in Caister.

Supt Smerdon said: People are often more relaxed and not as
vigilant on holiday as when they are at home. The postcards are a
simple but effective way of giving holidaymakers a gentle reminder
to always keep their property safe. The message is come to Great
Yarmouth and have a great time but don t let criminals profit from
your stay.

Mr Spalding said: This is an ideal way to increase awareness
about personal security while on holiday and we fully support it.

We have CCTV and patrol the park 24-hours-a-day which has helped to
reduce offences on site by 15pc.

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