It’s 9 p.m, do you know if your car is locked? RCMP urging residents to join #9PMRoutine
(Erica Fisher, MyGrandePrairieNow.Com staff)
We set alarms to wake up in the morning, to remember important meetings or get-togethers, so why not set one to keep yourself and your property protected?
The RCMP have taken to social media to try and get residents in the Peace Country to do just that, as part of its 9 p.m. Routine.
“The one extra minute or two it takes you will also take a minute or two for that potential thief to just move on. If it’s not an easy target, they will just move on,” says spokesperson Fraser Logan.
The routine comes in the form of a nightly checklist, which encourages people to do the little things to keep their valuables safe. Including, taking all valuables out of their vehicle, locking all your vehicle doors, and locking any and all doors to your home.
Mounties say most thefts are crimes of opportunity and the smallest deterrents can go a long way in keeping them from being successful. Logan adds for a bit of added peace of mind, simple fixes on your property can go a long way, especially if you live in a rural area.
“Even solar-powered LED lights that work at night via motion sensors. One of the easiest things to put up, and you don’t even have to do any extra wiring. Lighting is a thief’s worst enemy.”
Anyone taking part in the daily ritual is urged to join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #9PMRoutine.