Westwood Police Use Reverse 911 Call to Advise Residents of Safety Tips
A series of home break-ins over the last couple of months led the Westwood Police Department to send out a recorded message reminding residents about safety tips.
According to the Boston Globe, Westwood police sent out a reverse 911 call with a recorded message on every residential landline in town on Wednesday night.
This comes after several home break-ins over the past couple of months. The purpose of the call was to advise residents of the increase in break-ins, as well as advising them of some safety tips to help prevent a potential break-in.
Westwood Police Detective Paul Toland told Patch that many of the safety tips they recommend may sound like obvious things, but that sometimes people get very comfortable and forget to do things like lock their door. He hopes that this will help remind people to do these things, and that this will help curb the break-ins that have been happening.
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