As you may be aware, I was on leave for the last two weeks and "On The Beat" was penned by my protégé Senior Constable Ross Parsons.
Hopefully you didn't get used to him, because I am back.
Google indicates that 2.6 million years ago, one of the earliest tools was found in Ethiopia.
The tool was made from stone by a man called Homo Habilis.
Around 1895, the German engineering company C and E Fein connected an electric motor to a drill and the rest is history.
I love tools because the less work I have to do the better it is.
The problem that arises when you have a collection of tools is where to put them?
Thanks to someone inventing the toolbox we have somewhere to stick our tools and keep them safe, however, we need to make sure that the toolbox is in a safe location for added tool security.
The back of the ute in an unlocked toolbox is not classed as "added tool security" but if you place good sturdy padlocks, strong locks and secure the tool box to the floor of the ute, you have done as much as you can to target harden and secure your property.
We all know (I have been going on about it for years) if the crooks do not have the opportunity to commit a crime, then a crime won't be committed.
Remember that you can Dob in a Druggie any time you like by contacting Nowra Police on 4421 9699 or ringing Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. If it looks suss, report it. Do not drink and drive. As always, in case of emergency, call (000). Non Emergencies contact Police Assistance Line on 131444 or your local police. To provide anonymous information call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Domestic and Family Violence Info visit www.police.nsw.gov.au
Don't forget. Cops are tops.