Tips for keeping your vehicle secure

December 22, 2017
Whitehorse, Yukon

News release


Always lock your vehicle and take your keys and valuables with you.

RCMP officers across the Yukon are reminding citizens that cold temperatures don't stop thieves from going to work. In fact, while many of us are snug as a bug in our beds, thieves are roaming neighbourhoods and checking for unlocked doors and valuables. It's important to remember that it can take less than a minute to get in a vehicle and drive off. Please take steps to secure your vehicle at all times, even during these cold winter months.

Citizens are reminded to:

  • Never leave a running vehicle unattended. If your keys must be in the ignition to warm it up, please remain with your vehicle;
  • Install a remote starter if possible, however, always make sure the vehicle is locked;
  • Never leave children or pets unattended in a running vehicle;
  • Remove all valuables from the vehicle, (eg: wallets, purses, loose change, mail, packages, GPS, garage door openers and cell phones);
  • If your keys are stolen, immediately change the locks for the keys that have gone missing, including residences and vehicles.


Contact information

Yukon RCMP - Media Relations

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