With an increase in property crime over the past couple weeks, Kindersley RCMP are offering some tips to help area residents protect their belongings:

  • Always lock your car, motorbike, bicycle or other vehicles. A car alarm, steering lock, or good quality chains are extra deterrents too. Ideally keep all vehicles in a garage or out of sight.
  • When out and about, keep your belongings secure and close to you. Separate your house and car keys, especially if you have an address on the key ring.
  • Don’t provide places for burglars to hide – keep bushes and trees trimmed, secure gates and fences and ensure entrance ways are well lit.
  • Don’t answer the door for someone you don’t know or don’t want in your home. Ask for identification if they say they represent a company. If you’re outside for an extended time, e.g., in the garden, lock your front door.
  • Keep valuables out of sight – if it can be seen, it can be a target. Keep receipts, warranties, valuations, and serial numbers in a safe place. Take photos or videos of jewellery, art, and other precious items.
  • Secure your doors, windows, sheds, and garages with good quality locks. Install security stays on windows, especially those on ground level.
  • If you have a house alarm, remember to set it. If your vehicle is left outside, make sure you remove all items, even things like sunglasses or shoes.
  • If you are going away, put mail & deliveries on hold, or arrange a neighbour to collect them, arrange for someone to mow your lawn or shovel your snow, and let trusted neighbours know you will be away.

After a successful Bike Rodeo last year, the Kindersley RCMP and the Town of Kindersley are teaming up again on Saturday, May 13th. More details will be announced in the near future.

Want to help your local RCMP investigate crimes and keep your community safe? Voluntarily register your business or home security camera at: saskcapturecw.ca.