The City, in conjunction with WA Police and Crimestoppers, are promoting the use of D-locks on bicycles in Cockburn, to help prevent theft.
D-locks are much stronger than a regular chain lock and are a much greater deterrent to thieves when used correctly. A D-lock should be used to lock the front wheel and the bike frame to the rail. Never lock just your frame or wheels. Secure any accessories such as helmets and lights, or take them with you.
Keep an eye out for future Bike Theft Prevention events in the community where you may be eligible for a FREE D-lock.
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to help WA Police and the cycling community return lost or stolen bicycles to the rightful owner.
Cockburn Neighbourhood Watch Reference Group, local Police, and Bunnings regularly participate in anti-theft screw installation days, whereby residents can have their existing number plate screws, replaced with specially designed anti-theft ones, free of charge at Bunnings.
Anti-theft screws turn only one way, preventing opportunistic thieves from removing the number plate with a regular screwdriver. Once installed, only a specially designed tool can be used to remove them.
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For more information on crime prevention and community safety, including how to join the City’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Committee, please contact Ranger and Community Safety Services on 08 9411 3444 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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