The OACP kicked-off its annual Lock It OR Lose It crime prevention initiative at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto on December 7. The Lock It OR Lose It campaign encourages drivers and passengers to take precautions in protecting their vehicles and contents from theft, particularly during the holiday season.
Chief Kimberley Greenwood, the OACP’s First Vice-President and Chief of the Barrie Police Service, kicked-off the initiative by urging motorists to lock their vehicles and keep valuables such as GPS and mobile devices, laptops, shopping bags, money and credit cards out-of-sight.
During the Lock It OR Lose It campaign, police officers, auxiliary officers, and crime prevention personnel examine parked vehicles to confirm they are locked and that no valuables have been left in plain view. A small notice is placed on vehicles advising what safety precautions were neglected and offer simple prevention tips for drivers to protect their vehicles against theft. The notices also congratulate drivers who have secured their vehicle. Police will use Lock It OR Lose It (LIOLI) notices throughout the year as part of their on-going crime prevention efforts.
Police services who requested new LIOLI flyers have or should shortly receive their allotment of flyers. A digital version of the flyer is also available. Please contact the OACP office for more information.
The OACP thanks the Accident Support Services International, Arrive Alive/Drive Sober, Insurance Bureau of Canada, Mac’s Convenience Stores, Smart Serve Ontario, and Trace™ for supporting Lock It OR Lose It crime prevention initiatives across Ontario.