Crime Prevention

Protect Your Vehicle

• Use good judgment.  Park your vehicle in well-lit areas with pedestrian traffic. Park your vehicle facing the street.  Anyone tampering with the vehicle is more likely to be seen.

• Always remove your keys and lock your doors when leaving your vehicle.  NEVER leave your vehicle running while unattended, even when running a quick errand.

• If you have a garage, park your vehicle inside of it.

• Do not leave your garage door opener on your dashboard or visor. Lock it inside your glove box or keep it on your person.  This prevents perpetrators from breaking into your home if your car is stolen.

• NEVER leave extra keys inside the vehicle or under the hood. 

• Never put your name or address on your house or car keys.

• Do not leave personal identification or credit cards in your vehicle.

• Secure valuables in your trunk or take them with you. Do not create temptation for thieves by leaving them in view.

• Inscribe your vehicle licence plate number on such items as stereo system and navigation system, using a permanent marking device, such as an indelible marker or engraver.

• When returning to your vehicle at night, be aware of your surroundings. Look underneath and inside your vehicle before entering.

• Before driving your vehicle, check to make sure no one has stolen or switched your licence plates.

• Consider installing anti-theft devices, such as an audible car alarm, steering wheel/brake pedal locks or movement immobilizing devices.

• Install a locking type gas cap.

The Saint John Police Force reminds you to always remember to

Lock-it and Pocket

 the key!


Please call 911 for Emergencies or 648-3333 for non-emergency immediate assistance.

Police Administration

Police Administration

(506) 648-3200

1 Peel Plaza
Saint John, NB, E2L 0E1