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Lansing Police Department launches campaign to remind residents to lock up at night

 Graphic that reads "It's lime to lock up #9PMRoutine" with more text that reads like a checklist: "Remove valuables from vehicles, lock vehicle doors, close the garage door, clock and lock all exterior doors, turn on exterior light"
Lansing Police Department

The Lansing Police Department is starting a new initiative called the “9 p.m. routine” to help reduce crime in the area.

The department is sending out regular notices on social media to remind residents to lock their homes, cars and doors and to activate alarms. Officials say remembering to lock up doors and other valuables can help prevent theft.

Lansing Police Officer Damon Pulver says he encourages people to interact with the social media posts and integrate the safety step into their daily routine. He says there is usually an uptick in crime around this time of year.

“What we’re trying to do is put a nice routine together to help remind everyone a couple of small tips that we can all do to help prevent some of these things from happening, so that we can help keep our communities safer," Pulver said.

Pulver also recommends residents turn on porch lights and backyard lights to discourage people from trespassing into yards.

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