What’s Your #9pm Routine?

Property crimes are often crimes of opportunity. To reduce the opportunity of becoming a victim of property crime, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Florida began the #9pmRoutine. The program started in 2017 by has since spread to police agencies across the United States and Canada.

BCCPA is encouraging home owners and residents to establish a 9 p.m. Routine to protect themselves their loved ones and their property from becoming targets or victims of property crime.

The 9 p.m. Routine has a few simple steps:

  1. Remove valuables, including garage door openers from vehicles
  2. Lock vehicle
  3. Close the overhead garage door
  4. Lock door between garage and house
  5. Close & lock all external doors
  6. Ensure all windows are shut & locked
  7. Turn on an outside light