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Safety and security tips

Have a fang-tastic Halloween!

Get ready for Halloween with our spook-tacular resources! Check out our Halloween safety fact sheet to make sure your Halloween is frightfully fun and not a nightmare.

And stick these posters up on your house to let the little monsters know if you 'Welcome trick or treaters' or if you say 'No trick or treaters please'.

Bike passport imageBike security cranks up a gear

Break the cycle of bike theft by obtaining your copy of the ‘Bike Passport’ and accompanying flyer ‘Don’t Lose It Lock It’.

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Check your home securityCheck your home security

SAPOL is committed to working in partnership with the community to prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime to ensure that South Australia is a safe place to live, visit and do business.

Complete the Home Security Checklist to identify some suggested treatments to improve your home security.

Bushfire prevention

Bushfire prevention fact sheets

What you need to know about bushfires and the law

Bushfire prevention posters



Garden waste burning

Are you covered?

These are some less obvious tips police recommend you consider to keep your home safe and secure.

You don't have to go to the extremes of wrapping up your home to make it secure, simply locking doors and windows is a great place to start.

are you covered - Home security tips 

are you covered - Home security poster

Business security
Caravan and holiday security and safety
Home and vehicle security
Scams and cybercrime
Internet safety and security

Visit the Office of the eSafety Commissioner, Australia's regulator for online safety:

It can investigate:

  • Cyberbullying - Serious harmful online communication to or about a child or young person under 18. This behaviour can include being mean online, sending hurtful messages, sharing embarrassing photos and creating fake accounts.
  • Adult cyber abuse – Seriously harmful online communication to or about a person who is 18 or older. This content is menacing, harassing or offensive and intended to cause serious harm. It may include tech abuse, being cyber stalked, threatened online or being doxed (having private or identifying information published typically without consent and/or with malicious intent).
  • Image based abuse - Sharing or threatening to share nudes or intimate images or videos of a person without their consent - sometimes called 'revenge porn' or sexual extortion.
  • Illegal or restricted content - Content that shows or encourages the sexual abuse or exploitation of children, terrorist acts or other types of violent crimes or extreme violence.‚Äč

Visit Think you know for cyber safety resources and information including:

  • factsheets and guides for parents and youth on cyber safety issues and apps
  • information on the ThinkUKnow program and on parent, carer, teacher and youth presentations delivered by SA Police members and partners of the ThinkUKnow program.

To book a youth presentation contact your local police station and ask for the Crime Prevention Section. To book an adult presentation book online via the ThinkUKnow website.

For more information about internet safety and security please go to the Scams and Cybercrime page.

Personal safety
Personal safety - Emergency preparedness
Rural and farm security
Think about it (Youth safety)
Triple Zero (resources for kids)

Play the Triple Zero kids challenge online

Order a free CD of the Triple Zero kids challenge with extras from the Band of South Australia Police

Triple Zero kids challenge colour in sheet

Crime prevention presentations

South Australia Police offers crime prevention and safety presentations on:

  • personal safety
  • home security
  • safety online
  • business security
  • armed robbery prevention.

Contact the Crime Prevention Section at your local police station to find out more or to book a free presentation.

Find your local police station