Crime prevention starts with you!
The Leduc RCMP, in partnership with Leduc County, City of Leduc, Rural Crime Watch and the Leduc Nighthawks, want to help citizens create a safer home environment for themselves and their families that will also detract from unwanted criminal activity.
The most common property crimes in Leduc County include theft of property and vehicles, break and enters, mischief to property, and possession of stolen goods. Local policing agencies are working together to combat crime in the Leduc region, but they can't do it alone! Residents are the eyes and ears for policing agencies, and their tips might just be the missing link the police need to catch a criminal. Residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity by calling the RCMP at 780-980-RCMP (7267).
The following actions can help make you a less desirable target for crime:
- Lock your doors and windows, even when you are home
- Install exterior motion lights around doors and windows
- Get a safety deposit box for storage of important or irreplaceable documents
- Consider installing a home and/or auto alarm system
- Do not leave keys, garage door openers, change or other valuables in your vehicle
- Close the gate to your home when you leave your property, as well as when you are at home
- If you are away from home in the winter, have someone drive in and out of your driveway in the snow so tracks are visible
- If you are away from home in the spring or summer, have someone maintain your lawn
- Do not post on social media sites that you are away from home, as it can make you an easy target for crime
- Brochure: Prevent break and enters
- Brochure: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
- Brochure: How safe is your home?