Prevention.  The best way to avoid being a victim of a crime is prevention, taking steps to protect yourself and your property.  This is the purpose of Lock It or Lose It, to remind people to properly secure their homes, automobiles and valuables.  Whether it's parking your car at work or at the mall, leaving valuables in plain sight or the vehicle unlocked makes your vehicle an easy target for thieves. 

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The Niagara Regional Police Service urges the residents of Niagara to help prevent theft by following some helpful reminders.


  • Never leave your vehicle running and unattended. 
  • Always lock your vehicle.
  • Park in a well-lit area.
  • Never leave valuables/purchases in plain view.


  • Lock all doors and windows.
  • Don't advertise what Santa brought you.
  • Make it look like someone is home.
  • Encourage your neighbours to call Police if they see anything suspicious.

 It only takes thieves seconds to steal your property.

Do your job, don't help them with theirs.

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