Stay safe while enjoying your summer

Surrey

2021-06-24 09:07 PDT

The summer season is best spent enjoying the outdoors, basking in good weather, and spending quality time with family. Surrey RCMP would like to share some helpful tips to not only make this an enjoyable summer, but a safe and healthy one as well.

COVID-19

COVID-19 restrictions are anticipated to ease over the summer months underBC’s restart plan, however you should keep apprised of the current public health orders put in place by the Public Health Officer. Questions or concerns about non-compliance with public health orders can be directed to the Surrey COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Team.

Property Crimes

Whether you intend on spending your summer at home or travelling, Surrey RCMP is reminding the public to remain vigilant of property crime thieves. Surrey RCMP’s Property Crime Target Team recommends locking your front doors and windows, and keeping garage doors closed, even if you are home and spending time in the backyard. If you are going on vacation take some precautions such as stopping regular newspaper deliveries or have a neighbour collect your mail. Also setting up indoor lights to turn on and off automatically on timers could deter a thief.

More tips on home security

Block Watch Program

Consider getting involved in the community by joining Surrey RCMP’s Block Watch program. The program helps get to know your neighbours while contributing to keeping the neighbourhood safe.

Find out how to participate in the Block Watch program.

Driving Safety

The nicer summer weather means more people including children are outside enjoying activities. Surrey RCMP are asking you to slow down and pay extra attention while driving near playgrounds or streets where children are at play. 

Speed, Impairment and distracted driving are the three leading contributing factors for fatal crashes in the province, according to ICBC. If your summer plans include the consumption of alcohol, ensure to plan ahead and arrange a safe ride home. Our officers will continue to conduct proactive traffic enforcement throughout the summer for dangerous driving behaviour. Slow down and enjoy a safe summer.

Resources

A valuable resource for parents that will continue its operations throughout the summer is the Surrey RCMP’s Parent Helpline. It is a dedicated phone line that provides guidance for parents/guardians who believe their child is involved or at risk of becoming involved in criminal activity.

More information about Surrey RCMP’s Parent Helpline.

Residents are reminded that the Parent Helpline is not to be used as a replacement for reporting a crime. Please call the non-emergency line (604-599-0502) or 911 for crimes in progress or in life-threatening situations.

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