In partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, the city of Santa Clarita is joining other public safety agencies across the country this week to promote the “#9PMRoutine,” a social media campaign to raise awareness and promote safer habits among residents to prevent unnecessary thefts of valuables from vehicles as well as homes.
Since incorporation in December 1987, one of the city’s top priorities has been the safety of residents. In fact, Santa Clarita has been placed in the top 10 safest cities in California according to FBI data analyzed by safehome.org.
However, with a recent rise in theft-related crimes, both the SCV Sheriff’s Station and city of Santa Clarita will use their social media accounts to spread messages with the hashtag #9PMRoutine to remind residents to take crime preventative measures every night at 9 p.m., before they go to bed.
Residents are encouraged to set a nightly alarm on their smartphone, watch or other device to remind them to do the following:
1. Remove valuables (electronic devices, wallets, etc.) from your vehicle.
2. Ensure that vehicle doors and trunks are locked.
3. Check that all house and property exterior doors and garage are locked.
4. Turn on exterior lights.
“These are simple things the community can do, before they go to bed, to partner with us to prevent themselves from becoming a victim of crime,” said Captain Robert Lewis of the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
To join the 9 p.m. Routine and help spread the word to your community, show your 9 p.m. Routine with the hashtag #9PMRoutine and follow the SCV Sheriff’s Station and the city of Santa Clarita social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.