Winterlude is the perfect time for “All Valuables Removed” Campaign tips


With the approach of the 2015 Winterlude and the recent opening of the Rideau Canal to skaters the Ottawa Police Service would like to remind residents of the “All Valuables Removed”Campaign and encourage drivers to take precautions to protect their vehicles and vehicle contents from theft.

Our crime prevention program “All Valuables Removed” helps you ensure your vehicle is not the target of would-be-thieves.

You can place an “All Valuables Removed” Warning card in your window to help deter thieves. The cards – designed to be displayed by vehicle owners on the inside of the driver’s side window – are letting would-be-thieves know not to bother searching your vehicle and alerting others to take the same precautions.

The Warning cards are available at Community Police Centres, Ottawa Police stations’ Information Desks, and by request at

Tips & Hints

  • Remove valuables and shopping bags from view. This includes loose change and electronic devices such as IPods, cell phones and GPS navigation systems.
  • Never leave your vehicle running and unattended.
  • Close windows and lock the doors.
  • Never leave your car or house keys in your vehicle.
  • Park in well lit areas with pedestrian traffic. 

OttawaStart Staff


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