The Lloydminster RCMP Detachment celebrates their anti-theft initiative that took place this past Sunday. The initiative, spearheaded by constable Alex Smith, installed license plate screws that can only be removed with a special tool on about 300 vehicles at the Servus Sports Centre.
Members of the Lloydminster RCMP Detachment and Citizens On Patrol installed the special screws provided by Nissan Lloydminster. Cst. Smith says he’s excited for the initiative’s success in engaging the community.
“It was a huge success. It’s great to see so many people who want to help the police with preventing crime,” says Cst. Smith. While installing the screws, free coffee was served to those waiting to help combat crime. Cst. Michael Hagel says that many were excited to get their anti-theft screws, and was happy to see the community come out on such a cold day.
“It’s very good to see all these people concerned about preventing crime in the community, and they came out to support us in that initiative. They were in and out in two minutes, we had it down to a science,” says Cst. Hagel.
The tool to remove the anti-theft screws is available at all car dealerships and vehicle registries in town. The RCMP say they will likely do another round of screw installations at a later date for those who missed out on it.