Keeping your home, property secure
It is important for homeowners to take precautions to ensure their homes are secure and to reduce the risk of being victimized.
Follow these tips to reduce the risks of becoming a victim of theft or home invasions:
- Lock home and vehicle doors/windows, even while you’re at home
- Close and lock front gates
- Get to know area neighbours so you can more easily look out for them and better identify any suspicious persons or activity
- Report any suspicious persons or vehicles to police as soon as possible
- Set up video surveillance on your property
- If speaking about property or possessions, make sure to know who you’re speaking to and avoid broadcasting valuables publicly
- Check your mail every evening, and do not leave it in the mailbox overnight
- Maintain your property so people see it’s taken care of
- Install motion-sensor lighting to identify movement near doors and windows
- If you have a garage, always ensure it closes fully before leaving your property
The most important tip is to remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings. If you feel something isn’t quite right, don’t hesitate to contact police.
If you wish to report a crime in progress, please call 911. If you have any information about crimes in Leduc County, or wish to report suspicious activity, please call the appropriate RCMP 24-hour dispatch line (see below) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if you wish to remain anonymous.
- Thorsby/Breton RCMP (24-hour dispatch line): 780-789-3950
- Leduc RCMP (24-hour dispatch line): 780-980-7267
- Beaumont RCMP (24-hour dispatch line): 780-929-7400
- Devon RCMP (24-hour dispatch line): 780-987-3413
- Edmonton International Airport RCMP (24-hour dispatch line): 780-890-4333
Leduc Rural Crime Watch Association
The Leduc Rural Crime Watch Association is active throughout Leduc County, including towns, villages and hamlets. It provides information to its members about crime prevention and suspicious activity reported in their area. In addition, it reports suspicious activity to the RCMP for follow-up and investigation, if necessary.
The association was formed in 1983, making it one of the longest-running rural crime watch groups in Alberta.
Contact the association at LeducRuralCrimeWatch@gmail.com to become a member. Application forms can also be picked up from the information table in the lobby of Leduc County Centre (1101 5 Street in Nisku).