Prior to running Burglary Free learning activities, schools are encouraged to explore strategies that can be followed to create burglary-free zones around schools and their communities.
Background to Burglary Free
- discusses the objectives
- gives the legal definition of burglary
- discusses the partnership approach
- explains the role of Police in this programme.
Strategies for the school
- school security
- visitors to the school
- an environment safety check
- communicating with your school community
- keeping school property safe
- keeping students occupied
- supporting victims.
Strategies for the community
- burglary prevention tips for the community
- suggestions for a parent/community meeting.
Information for teachers
- links with The New Zealand Curriculum
- key competencies
- how to establish a supportive learning environment
- a checklist for teachers.
Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED)
CPTED is a method to analyse and modify the physical environment of a school to reduce opportunities for crime. For information about this method in a school context read police-school partnerships.