It’s finally Grey Cup Week in Regina and the Grey Cup Festival is in full swing, leading up to the CFL Championship game on Sunday. As we welcome visitors from across Canada to our city, it’s a great time to remind visitors – and residents – that a little crime prevention is always in style. Think of it as intercepting crime! After all, we want your Grey Cup experience to be memorable for all the right reasons.
Property crimes like Theft of Auto and Theft From Auto are usually crimes of opportunity. Preventing them means blocking the opportunity. It only takes a few minutes to safeguard your vehicle and the property inside. Compare that to the time it would take to replace a vehicle, repair a broken window, cancel and replace credit cards, etc. The Regina Police Service encourages all motorists to choose the “few minutes”, preventative option. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Don’t leave your car running, unattended, with keys in the ignition. That’s like an invitation to a would-be thief.
- When you park your car, take a few seconds to look around. Remove items of value from plain view. Even everyday items like sunglasses, spare change or a garage door opener might be “of value” to someone so, remove even the smaller, ordinary items.
- When you leave your parked car, make sure the doors are locked.
- Never leave a wallet or purse in your car when you leave. Your credit or debit cards could be used immediately, especially if you have a “tap” function on your cards.
- If possible, park in well-lit, well-travelled areas. If you see suspicious activity, call The Regina Police Service. If you see a crime-in-progress, call 9-1-1.
Our city is proud to host the 2022 Grey Cup and our fans are happy to greet CFL fans from all over Canada this week. Put a little crime prevention into your daily plans and help make the week safe, friendly and fun!