Lock it or Lose It campaign to help keep Christmas theft free

Citizens on Patrol will check cars parked in shopping centres to ensure valuables and presents aren't left in plain sight

With the Christmas shopping season upon us Citizens on Patrol (CoP) has received help from the Campbell River Lions to deliver a timely message:

“Lock it or Lose it.”

CoP works hand in hand with the Campbell River RCMP in a community watchdog role that was made easier this week with a funding gift of $1,000 from the Lions Club.

The President of Citizens on Patrol, Wilf Gagnon, says the timely gift will help his organization focus its efforts over the holiday period on the “Lock it or Lose it” campaign.

“Nothing is more disappointing to children than to have their presents stolen from a parked unsecured family vehicle,” Gagnon says.

“What we will be doing to raise public awareness is checking vehicles in large shopping centres to ensure they are secure and free from attractive items being left in full view.”

Citizens on Patrol members will place a note under the windshield wiper blade praising owners for practicing good security measures.

Or they will leave a friendly reminder to those who are not practicing good security measures. Gagnon says:

“Our members care about our community and are only conducting this service to ensure everyone has a wonderful festive season.”

Gagnon adds that the Campbell River Lions Club has financially assisted Citizens on Patrol for many years.

“Their financial support is used for ongoing operations and is very much appreciated.”

Citizens on Patrol is a registered charity that acts as an additional set of eyes and ears for the RCMP.

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