Heartland Citizens on Patrol, “Lock it or Lose It" Educational Campaign

RCMP Bruderheim and Lamont, AB

Bruderheim and Lamont, AB- On Tuesday October 4th, 2016

the Heartland Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.) in conjunction with the RCMP took part in an educational campaign in the Town of Bruderheim and the Town of Lamont. This campaign was to remind vehicle owners to lock their vehicle doors and to keep valuables that are left inside their vehicle out of sight. The goal of the campaign was to reduce the number of thefts from parked vehicles by eliminating crimes of opportunity. The campaign lasted a couple hours during which time the Heartland C.O.P. issued 141 educational tickets by observing parked vehicles on the streets and in the parking lots. Lock it or Lose Educational Tickets were placed under the windshield wipers which indicated various ways that the vehicle owner could eliminate theft from their vehicle. The Results of the Lock it or Lose it campaigns are as follows:

  • 44 electronics in view
  • 39 possessions or cash in plain view
  • 6 garage door openers in vehicles
  • 3 keys left in vehicles
  • 5 open windows

The RCMP along with the C.O.P. would like to remind residents that they can help to reduce thefts in the community by ensuring that their parked vehicles have valuables removed from plain sight, doors are locked and ensuring that their windows are rolled up.
If members of the community would like to learn more about Citizens on Patrol or are interested in joining the group, inquires can be sent to heartlandcop@gmail.com

Media Contact:
Cst. Suzanne Ahlstrom
Fort Saskatchewan RCMP