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It’s 9 p.m.

Are you locked up and secure for the night? 

Is your vehicle locked? Are your bikes put away? Is your garage door closed? Join the #9PMRoutine and take an active role in crime prevention in your neighbourhood.

The #9PMRoutine helps prevent crimes of opportunity. Criminals are looking for unlocked vehicles or houses where they can easily steal property. By removing valuables from vehicles and locking your cars and homes, you remove those easy opportunities for criminals to commit crimes and steal your property. 

Did You Know

In 2018 in St. Albert:

  • Almost 500 reported thefts from vehicles
  • Over 200 reported break and enters to businesses and homes
  • Over 150 vehicles reported stolen

What Do I Need to Do?

The St. Albert RCMP encourage you to follow these simple steps to help prevent crime in your neighbourhood. Every night at 9 PM:

  • Remove valuables from your vehicle and ensure it’s locked, windows are closed and if possible, your vehicle’s parked in a garage.
  • Close all garage windows and lock any garage doors, especially those leading into your house.
  • Check and lock all house doors and shut all windows.
  • Turn on an exterior light.
  • Close and lock your fence gate.
  • Lock your shed.
  • Put away bikes and toys in your yard.
  • Park in the garage instead of the street, if possible.

Photo above: Cpl. Kading kicks off the #9PMRoutine at the Block Party Boot Camp held April 29 at the St. Albert Library.

Want to learn more?

Talk with the St. Albert RCMP about the #9PMRoutine, as they visit Neighbourhood Block Parties throughout the summer. Download the #9PMRoutine Checklist. Or visit the 9PM Routine webpage.

Last edited: June 18, 2019

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