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Spring GP HEAT Blitz Takes Place on April 24 and 25
Posted Date: 4/19/2018

On April 24 and 25, a GP HEAT (Help End Auto Theft) educational blitz to prevent auto-related theft hits the streets.

GP HEAT is a collaboration between The City’s Crime Prevention, Enforcement Services and the RCMP. The program educates the public to better protect themselves from auto-related theft such as theft of valuables from vehicles and theft of vehicles.

On Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25, GP HEAT teams will be in retail and residential areas to assess and leave notices on vehicles indicating if they are an easy target or hard target. 

To prevent auto-related theft, Grande Prairie citizens are reminded to:
• Lock all doors and close all windows.
• Remove keys from the vehicle when leaving the vehicle vacant.
• Remove valuables from vehicles or move from plain sight (phones, tablets, laptops, GPS, gifts, currency, wallets, purses, etc.)
• Park in well-lit, highly visible areas.
• Use a garage if it is available to you and keep the garage door opener with you
• Report suspicious behaviour to police.

Remember, a thief can steal a car in seconds. An unlocked car or an open window is an easy target. Protecting your vehicle and property is as easy as locking and securing it.

More information can be found at cityofgp.com/GPHEAT.