Start a 9 p.m. routine

Start a 9 p.m. routine
Posted on 02/23/2021

Are you familiar with the “9 p.m. routine?” Make it a habit every evening to take some basic crime prevention steps around your house:

  • Turn on porch lights.
  • Bicycles, lawn equipment and power tools should be put in the garage or moved to the backyard.
  • Close garage doors.
  • Bring in valuables from your car such as laptops, firearms and purses.
  • Lock car doors.

Set an alarm on your phone, or put a sign on your refrigerator to remind you of the 9 p.m. routine every night. Better yet, turn it into a family activity which could teach some basic principles of safety and crime prevention to kids.

Published Feb. 23, 2021