Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lock It or Lose It Program

(Dufferin County, ON) Within Central Region, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have seen an increase in the number of incidents involving of thefts from motor vehicles since the month of June. Theft from motor vehicles is an ongoing crime which directly impacts victims and places a strain on valuable police resources.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public to lock your vehicles and remove your valuables from the vehicle when you retire for the night. Let’s make your vehicle unattractive to would-be thieves.

Police would like to encourage citizens to engage in this Lock it or Lose it program and help prevent thefts from motor vehicles. The goal of the proactive crime prevention program is to encourage drivers to take a few simple precautions that will protect their vehicles from theft.

Here are some helpful tips:
  • Roll up your vehicle windows;
  • Keep your valuables out of sight, such as purses, GPS navigation tools and coins;
  • Lock your doors; and
  • Pocket your keys.

Remember to Lock it or Lose it!

Contact: PC Paul Nancekivell 
Phone: (519) 925-2453