Kelowna RCMP reminds residents to lock up
2022-02-24 12:02 PST
The Kelowna RCMP is reminding residents in Kelowna to lock up at 9pm.
From February 25th to March 11th, 2022, the Kelowna RCMP will be taking to social media to encourage citizens to adopt the 9PM Routine as part of their nightly practice.
Did you know that there were 11,396 acts of property crime in Kelowna in 2021? What’s your 9PM Routine?
A large percentage of property crime is opportunistic in nature. Thefts from residences and motor vehicles are often crimes of opportunity, with thieves taking advantage of items left in plain sight or unattended. Whenever possible, we urge community members to take steps to make your property less appealing to thieves. Criminals seek out the easiest target for break-ins and there are steps we can all take to prevent these crimes.
The 9PM Routine is a movement supported by police forces around the world that encourages residents to make a regular routine of conducting security checks to prevent theft in their homes and vehicles, on a nightly basis at 9PM.
Property crime can affect any home in Kelowna, states Cpl. Tammy Lobb, Media Relations Officer of the Kelowna Regional RCMP.
Protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community against property crime.
The 9PM Routine has a few simple steps:
- Remove spare keys, garage door openers, electronics and other valuables from vehicles;
- Ensure home and vehicle doors and windows are shut and locked;
- Put away and secure all items around your home;
- Secure your shed and outbuildings;
- Turn on exterior lights.
If you witness criminal activity in your neighbourhood, please contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.crimestoppers.net or at 1-800-222-8477.
Cpl. Tammy LobbMedia Relations Officer
1190 Richter Street
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