Acting Sergeant Aimee Sewell said after an article on Lock it or Lose It, appeared online and in the North West Star, Police have seen a reduction of offences in local caravan parks.
"This is fantastic, people are starting to listen to the message," Acting Sgt Sewell said.
"Local Caravan Park owners have come on board with the program, and tourist and permanent site owners are taking heed.
"All we're asking is for people to take some of the responsibility for their personal and property security," she said.
Acting Sgt Sewell said there are very simple things everyone can do to protect their vehicle, home and belongings.
"Vehicles should be locked at all times, it's actually an offence to have an insecure vehicle in a public place, you could get a fine for that."
"Another thing we find happens a lot in our community is people leave their spare key on their vehicle, on top of a wheel or in the nook of a door.
"It may be convenient, but it's also convenient for potential thieves," she said.
Another way to deter opportunistic thieves is to engrave or mark any belongs worth money, like mobile phones, watches and jewellery.
"Mount Isa Police Station has an engraving facility and so does Apex Community group, if not keep a copy of serial numbers or IME numbers. All these factors help make identifying stolen items easier."
Deadlocks, security screens with a lock and windows with a key lock are all home security elements that help deter potential theft.
"Even a bit of timber in the groove of the window helps prevent the window being opened," Acting Sgt Sewell said.
"Our typical offenders don't usually break windows, they are classified as 'sneak breaks' or 'opportunistic'. These thieves are as quiet as possible and don't want to be confronted
"If they do disturb you, we don't recommend you confront the person. Get to a room and call 000 immediately and make as much noise as possible to alert your neighbours," she said.
Mount Isa Police can audit your home, Acting Sgt Sewell said, and identify areas of potential weakness and provide recommendations for home security.
"Call the Mount Isa Police Station for further information."
"Opportunistic thieves can take a few seconds to rid you of your car, wallet or handbag from your property so take that couple of seconds to lock your home or vehicle," she said.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au
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