October is National Crime Prevention Week. Since 1984, the National Crime Prevention Council has designated October as the month to promote awareness and education surrounding crime prevention. Meyers Movers would like to take this opportunity to discuss this topic with our recent Chicago movers. Being aware and proactive is your best defense against crime.
Moving to a new area is a huge undertaking and probably the busiest time of your life. It can be all too easy to put off thinking about all kinds of things that have to do with your new home as you tackle the tasks in front of you. Recent Chicago movers certainly have plenty to do. October is here and speaking loud and clear about National Crime Prevention. We hope you are listening.
It is important after moving to take the time to know your home, surroundings, your neighbors and the resources available to you about safety in your unique community. Certainly home security merits your immediate attention. We suggest our recent Chicago movers use this Checklist for Home Security provided by the National Crime Prevention Council. When your mind is flooded with post moving details, this is a really simple way to organize and stay on top of home security in your new residence.
After you have seen to home security issues, you will want to turn your attention to your community. Perhaps October is a great time to visit your new local police department to inquire about Crime Prevention events in your town and gather information about safety issues and concerns in your new community. If you have school age children, schools often acknowledge Crime Prevention Week with activities at school and/or delivering communications about community events. There may be opportunities to volunteer and get involved in community safety activities and events and what a great way to meet new people and feel a strong part of your new community. Check out this list of articles provided by the National Crime Prevention Council that are all related to Neighborhood Safety.
There are so many issues involved in crime prevention we want to be sure you are aware of them. We encourage our recent Chicago movers to connect with all the crime prevention programs offered through NCPC. Their entire site shares a wealth of information surrounding this important topic.
Meyers Movers wish all of our recent Chicago movers a happy and safe new home experience. Celebrate National Crime Prevention Month along with us. Be safe!