Police Chief Edward M. Strait announced that this week in 1960 would be known as Burglary Prevention Week in Chester Township, as proclaimed by Mayor William Conover. Chester joined a statewide effort by Gov. Robert B. Meyner to educate citizens on how they could help reduce burglary losses. According to the Observer-Tribune, the value of stolen property in 1959 was approximately $68 million. An extensive list of crime-prevention tips was provided in the article.