Turning the screws on crime

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Crime Prevention initiative to prevent your registration plates being stolen

Nambour Police urge community to turn the screws on crime

Nambour Police in association with the Burnside Neighbourhood Watch group and by permission of Burnside State Primary School, invite the community to have one way security screws fitted to your registration plates, free of charge.

This Saturday the 'Turning the screws on crime' initiative will be once again rolled out in Burnside.

Number plate theft is of great concern, as stolen number plates are being used by people to commit more serious crimes such as robbery, break and enter and stealing offences.

The one way screws can't be removed with conventional tools, which will make it all the more difficult for thieves to steal plates then use your plates in other crimes.

Driving your vehicle without registration plates, even if you aren’t aware that they are missing, can render you liable to prosecution and will involve you in any number of inconvenient situations. There’s the cost of replacement plates, having to notify your insurance company, possibly getting new parking permits and passes if this applies to you, and the list goes on. But there is a way to avoid all the hassles of having your plates stolen and it’s totally free.

Turning the Screws is a QPS initiative, which provides you with new security screws, fitted free of charge; all you have to do is turn up with some photo ID (e.g. driving licence) and the rest will be done for  you. Indemnity forms will need to be filled out by all motorists wishing to have the one way screws fitted to their vehicles.

Nambour Police and the Burnside Neighbourhood Watch urge the community to get involved and attend the morning. We need the community to take part in this proactive project to help reduce crime.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Burnside Neighbourhood Watch group and the Burnside State School for assisting in this worthwhile crime prevention program.

Turning the screws on crime
9am to 12pm
Saturday, August 12
Burnside State Primary School car park
Corner of Blaxland Road and Windsor Road, Nambour

by Senior Constable Heather Abercrombie

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Burnside State Primary School car park, Nambour




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