Tuesday, June 7, 2011

“You Hold The Key” Campaign Gets Boost

It’s a wrap for the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

An F-250 truck assigned to the CCSO Crime Prevention Unit was recently outfitted with a custom-cut graphic, also known as a wrap, specifically designed to fit the vehicle.

The wrap was paid for by a Target Corp. Public Safety Grant Program.

But this tricked-out truck isn’t being kept under wraps.

The wrap covers both sides and the front and rear portions of the vehicle. It features public safety messages as well as images of a family at the beach and a burglar. The design was inspired by CCSO’s “You Hold the Key” safety campaign.

The goal is to remind the community about the importance of locking car doors.

The message was selected due to the steady number vehicle break-ins in Collier County. Thieves are targeting unlocked vehicles more than ever.

CCSO believes the truck will be an excellent crime prevention tool.

CCSO launched “You Hold the Key” in fall 2010.

Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk believes the community holds the key to a safer Collier County

If motorists simply remove their valuables and lock their doors, the number of vehicle break-ins will go down, Sheriff Rambosk has said.

Here are more ways you can keep your vehicle safe:

• Remove all valuables or keep them out of sight. This is particularly important with GPS systems, laptops and iPods. Make sure to remove all base mounts, cords and chargers from view as well.

• If your vehicle is broken into, report it to law enforcement even if nothing significant was taken. The more information investigators have about these crimes, the more likely it is that they’ll be able to identify and stop the people committing them.