The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office is launching a social media campaign aimed at reminding citizens each night to: lock their car doors, lock their home doors and windows, touch base with family, and check on pets. Every night at 9 pm, the Sheriff’s Office will post a #9PMRoutine reminder on Facebook and Twitter.
“The Sheriff’s Office is concerned about the uptick in vehicle thefts where the doors were unlocked,” says Sheriff Brian Asbell. “The #9PMRoutine is a simple way for citizens to stop crimes of opportunity, but also it’s just good practice to make checking on your doors, family and pets a part of your nightly routine.”
View a video message from the Sheriff’s Office at https://youtu.be/eFIqFwfuEsg.
The Sheriff advises people to tailor the #9PMRoutine to your family needs. Then stick to it every night, just like brushing your teeth.
- Lock your car door.
- Lock the front door.
- Text your teens/family.
- Look in on your pets.
- Close your garage door.
- Close your curtains.
- Turn on your security light.
The #9PMRoutine is a law enforcement technique started in 2016 by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office (Florida) to target a rash of car burglaries. This community, as well as other communities who have jumped on board, have seen reductions in crime by simply reminding citizens to lock up for the night.
Connect with the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook at www.facebook.com/peoriacountysheriffsoffice and on Twitter at twitter.com/pcso1.
For more information contact Sheriff Brian Asbell, (309) 697-8515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.