South River Police Department offers home security inspection program

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SOUTH RIVER – As part of National Crime Prevention Month, the South River Police Department is reminding residents about its home security inspection program.

Through this free program, an officer from the department visits a home to identify security weaknesses and areas of concern that would allow potential criminals to make the residence an easy target, according to information provided by the police department.

The officer makes recommendations to help remedy these issues and better protect the home.

The goal is to reduce the risk of residents becoming a victim of home burglaries and other crimes.

“I’m happy to offer home security inspections to our community. The safety and well-being or our residents is a priority of the South River Police Department. Reducing the risk of becoming a victim is often your best defense. This program will go a long way towards accomplishing both of these,” Police Chief Mark Tinitigan said in the statement.

To schedule an appointment for a free home security inspection, contact Officer Wesley Sanches at 732-254-1150, ext. 107.

Other programs offered at no cost to residents include child safety seat inspections, the South River Special Needs Registry, Operation Blue Angel, Project Medicine Dropbox and the anonymous tip line.

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