Kelowna cops take to mall for crime control
Starting today, RCMP Citizen Patrol and Auxiliary Constable Volunteers will be patrolling the parking lots of the various area shopping centres in an effort to prevent thefts from vehicles as busy holiday shoppers become enticing targets for enterprising thieves.
Continuing the initiative which has been in operation for more than a decade, RCMP Volunteers will be patrolling parking lots throughout the afternoon and evenings until Dec. 22, committing as many as 600 person-hours to this seasonal crime prevention effort.
The RCMP always recommend that you:
- Park in well-lit areas and avoid shopping alone where possible.
- Lock your vehicle at all times and don’t leave packages or other valuables in public view. Lock them in your trunk or, if possible, take them directly home.
- Don’t buy more than you can comfortably carry and have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle.
- Stay alert to your surroundings and report suspicious activity to the police.
RCMP Volunteers help make a difference in our community! Anyone interesting in exploring volunteer opportunities with the RCMP are encouraged to visit one of the RCMP’s Community Policing Offices or contact Garth Letcher, Community Policing Coordinator at 250-470-6339.