RCMP program helps homeowners with security

Oceanside RCMP’s Secure-Us program pays dividends in first two months

Auxiliary Constable Mike Dally, left, and Cst. Ali Dakhlallah flank homeowner Sue Cooper, a participant in the RCMP’s Secure-Us program. — Photo submitted by Oceanside RCMP

Auxiliary Constable Mike Dally, left, and Cst. Ali Dakhlallah flank homeowner Sue Cooper, a participant in the RCMP’s Secure-Us program. — Photo submitted by Oceanside RCMP

A new program launched by the Oceanside RCMP to help people better secure their property has been in effect only two months, yet already the response from those who have had an assessment is overwhelmingly positive.

The mission of the Secure-Us program is to create an enhanced sense of public safety and provide practical advice for victims of property crime, RCMP said in a written release. The program aims to reduce the risk and fear of crime through support and education.

The objective of the officers involved is to act as crime-prevention ambassadors to victims of property crime within the Oceanside RCMP jurisdiction. The officers engage in community outreach and provide advice, including a range of home and personal security information.

Oceanside RCMP Auxiliary officers and regular members attend the homes or businesses of people who want to know how to better secure their property from crime. Several suggestions are made in a free, no-pressure meeting.

“It is very rewarding to see people gain confidence and peace of mind after a crime. We can provide simple advice for free that will help better secure your home and therefore, your piece of mind,” said auxiliary constable Mike Dally.

Anyone with questions about this program or would like to request a Secure-Us assessment, call, auxiliary constable Mike Dally at 250-248-6111.

— Submitted by Oceanside RCMP