The City of Grande Prairie runs Help End Auto Theft (GP HEAT) campaigns a few times a year. The campaigns are aimed at educating the public on how they can better protect themselves and their valuables from the theft of and from their vehicles. This program was launched on December 2, 2016, and continues with blitzes throughout the year.
The GP HEAT team made up of Enforcement Services and RCMP officers go out into retail and residential areas issuing crime prevention notices to vehicles. These notices grade each vehicle if they are an easy target or a hard target for potential thieves.
- A thief can steal your car in seconds.
- An unlocked car or an open window an easy target.
- Protecting your vehicle and property is as easy as locking and securing your vehicle.