Peachland Community Policing

Peachland Community Policing volunteers are the eyes and ears of our community. They work with the RCMP on a variety of safety programs. Here, President Dr. Gary Hedge has some advice for local businesses:

The RCMP say most property crimes are crimes of opportunity which owners can be prevented by taking a few simple but effective steps:

 • Activate your alarm and video monitoring systems

• Do not leave any valuables visible or accessible

• Deactivate all scheduled door openings

• Empty or remove all ATMs

   Move all safes and tills off-site. If not possible, empty these items and keep cash drawers open

• Remove all alcohol from the property

• Keep lights on inside and outside your business

 Post No cash or valuables on-site” signage

The RCMP also suggests that business owners regularly visit their property and consider doing so at different times, so as to not form a pattern that could be observed by would-be thieves. The Peachland Community Police also encourages neighbours to work together to keep an eye on each others properties as well as businesses in town. With the stay at home recommendations, the number of people on the downtown streets is very low especially in the evening hours. If you see something suspicious call the West Kelowna RCMP detachment at 250-768-2880 or call 911.

 Dr. Gary Hedge, President

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See stories:

April 28: Pair of break ins hit Beach Ave businesses

April 1: Enough is enough, say Peachlanders who want cameras downtown

March 31: Downtown mural defaced yet again

 

Written by Kristen Friesen

February 24, 2020

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