Leduc RCMP introduce #9PMRoutine to the City of Leduc
Leduc RCMP are looking to introduce the City of Leduc and surrounding communities to the “#9PMRoutine”. This hashtag will be seen broadcast through social media in effort to educate residents and reduce the number of thefts and property related crime.
Offences such as thefts, mischief, and break and enters to residences and businesses are among the crimes that may be addressed through the use of #9PMRoutine habit and in conjunction with the Leduc RCMP crime prevention strategies. The premise of the #9PMRoutine is that people get in a practice of locking up vehicles, accounting for valuables and doing things like leaving an outdoor light on before bed time that are the first steps in preventing these crimes from happening overnight.
The #9PMRoutine is a campaign that began in Pasco County, Florida and is now used by police agencies across North America to remind citizens to protect themselves and their property.
“Getting on board with this movement and sharing our involvement in this idea is a great way to contribute to crime prevention”, says Cst Tyler Sanderson of the Leduc RCMP Crime Reduction Unit. “The success of this movement relies on community and police participation and so, we ask that you share on your social media that you have taken the steps in the #9PMRoutine to protect your property and in turn, send a message to the, ‘would be thieves’ in the area.”
Suggested practices for the #9PMRoutine include:
- Removing valuables from vehicles
- Moving vehicles into a garage and/or locking the doors
- Closing and locking garage doors and windows
- Checking all doors and windows in the home to make sure they are closed and locked
- Leaving an outdoor light on
Have you completed your #9PMRoutine? Learn more online.
Cst Bridget MORLA