The Sunnyvale Police Department urges everyone to establish a #9PM Routine for security and safety.
The #9PM routine reminds residents to remove valuables from their vehicles, lock their vehicle doors, lock the doors to their residences, turn on exterior lights, and activate all alarms and security systems if applicable.
The department will send frequent 9 p.m. reminders to lock up. We ask residents to set a nightly reminder on their smartphones or other devices that will remind them to follow the #9PM routine.
Criminals are opportunistic and seek out easy targets. By following our #9PM routine we can make it more difficult for them to do so. Crimes such as vehicle burglaries, thefts and stolen vehicles often occur as a result of vehicles being left unlocked or unsecured. Criminals walk through neighborhoods, trying vehicle door handles, hoping to find an unlocked vehicle. Don’t make your property an easy target. The best way to prevent vehicle burglaries is to lock your doors, remove your valuables from the vehicle and out of sight, and take your keys with you inside your home.
Let’s make this #9PM reminder part of our daily routine where we will work to prevent crime together!