Gardai are out in force around Waterford as part of an operation targeting crime.
Checkpoints are in place in a number of areas, and gardaí are reminding the public about measures they can take to ensure their own safety and security.
Brendan Roche is the Crime Prevention Sergeant for the Waterford division.
He’s reminding people not to become complacent and to lock up windows and doors when they’re leaving home.
He says people should be mindful of their belongings both in the car and at home.
Sergeant Roche also warns there’s been an increase in the number of bicycles stolen lately.