LINCOLN, Neb. - The Lincoln Police Department has launched a new initiative aimed at reducing the amount of burglaries and larcenies in the Capital City.
LPD discussed the 9 p.m. routine on Friday, which reminds local residents to make sure their homes and vehicles are locked, garages are closed, and any valuables are brought inside from their cars.
Police are asking people to go through this routine shortly before 9 p.m. every night.
Lincoln Police said in 2017, 60 percent of larcenies from autos were from unlocked vehicles, and 36 percent of residential burglaries involved unlocked homes.
The 9 p.m. routine, which carries its own hashtag on Twitter, has proven successful in other areas of the country.
Captain Martin Fehringer, who is spearheading the project, said it was launched originally in a city in Florida.
After the first year of that police department pushing the 9 p.m. routine, a 36 percent decrease in burglaries and larcenies was seen in the Florida community.
The Lincoln Police Department will be tweeting a #9pmroutine reminder every night on the @Lincoln_Police Twitter account.