Thank you to all our police services who helped make this year’s #LockItORLoseIt campaign a big success. The campaign, which encourages drivers and passengers to take precautions to protect their vehicles and contents from theft, was kicked off at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto on November 27, 2018.
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 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.
Motorists are urged not to keep personal documents such as vehicle ownership, liability pink slips, credit card invoices, or other documents containing personal information in their vehicles. Identity thieves are looking for such documents so they can assume identities, secure credit card accounts, lease vehicles for export, and even take out a mortgage against victims’ properties without their knowledge.
Thank you to our community and corporate partners for their support of Lock It OR Lose It crime prevention initiatives across Ontario: Insurance Bureau of Canada, Accident Support Services International, arrive alive/Drive Sober, Circle K Stores, and Canpar.