Burglary Prevention Forums Scheduled

Naperville Police and Crime Stoppers aim to educate residents, prevent crime

The Naperville Police Department and Naperville Crime Stoppers are partnering to bring a series of burglary prevention forums to the community this September. Residents who attend can expect to learn a number of burglary prevention tips to safeguard their homes, vehicles and neighborhoods.

“While Naperville is an extremely safe community, residents need to remember that it’s not crime free,” said Police Chief Robert Marshall. “Burglary is often a crime of opportunity, and there are a number of deterrent techniques residents can use to reduce the likelihood of becoming victims.”

The first forum will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13 in Council Chambers at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street.

The second forum will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 19 in Meeting Rooms A and B at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive.

The third forum will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28 at Brookdale Elementary School, 1200 Redfield Road.

“We know that active and informed residents are a community’s primary defense against crime, so one of the primary missions of Crime Stoppers is to teach people how to be proactive,” said Nancy Quigley, president of Naperville Crime Stoppers. “We all need to work together as a community to keep Naperville a safe place to live, raise a family, work and retire.”

The forums are an extension of an education campaign started by Naperville Police earlier this summer called “Lock It or Lose It” that served to warn and educate residents of the danger of leaving valuables unsecured.

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