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Surrey Launches Summer Auto Crime Prevention Campaign

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July 16, 2013

Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey, Surrey RCMP, Transit Police, Surrey Crime Prevention Society and ICBC are reminding residents and businesses of the importance of adopting auto crime prevention habits into their daily lives. As a part of the ongoing “Lock Out Auto Crime” Program, the community is being asked to keep their vehicles secure and free of all valuables and to use anti-theft devices to help prevent auto crime.

“Preventing and deterring crime is a key component of the City’s Crime Reduction Strategy. Working in collaboration with our community partners is key to reducing incidents of auto theft,” says Mayor Dianne Watts.

"Reducing auto crime is a priority for the Surrey RCMP,” said C/Supt Bill Fordy. "We have a comprehensive approach and we are focussed on identifying, targeting and apprehending prolific offenders."

Key steps to preventing and deterring auto-crime include: removing valuables such as laptops, smartphones, garage door openers and loose change; and using an immobilizer, steering wheel lock or other anti-theft device. Following these tips will significantly the risk of being a victim of auto crime. For more information visit www.surrey.ca/crimereduction

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Media Contacts:

Judy Mann
Executive Assistant, Office of the Mayor
City of Surrey
778-846-0397

Cpl. Bert Paquet
Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP Media Relations Unit
604-599-7776
surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca