Facility Safety and Use Guidelines
1. Don't let theft happen to you
When you visit a Recreation Centre it’s best to avoid bringing your valuables with you and leave them at home if possible.
2. Tips to minimize theft while inside recreation centres
- Lock wallet and keys in a wallet locker. Free tokens are available at the front desk.
- Lock team dressing rooms. Keys are available at the front desk.
- Report any suspicious activity to staff
- Report any thefts to the "RCMP":/departments/rcmp-and-enforcement-services/
3. Tips to minimize theft from vehicles
- Park your car in well lit areas.
- Hide valuables out of sight or carry them with you.
- Lock your car at all times.
4. How often does theft happen?
The trends change and sometimes thefts will happen in waves. We work with the RCMP Crime Prevention Unit to continually monitor and address ongoing crime trends.
5. What is Strathcona County doing to help prevent theft?
Recreation, Parks and Culture (RPC) works with the RCMP Crime Reduction Team to continually review the crime stats, evaluate our prevention measures and look for innovative ways to combat theft including:
- Installing pry prevention lockers and steel plates on lockers
- Video surveillance
- Bait lockers and bait bike campaigns
- On-site security when theft is on the rise
- Convex mirrors in changerooms to increase visibility
- FREE wallet lockers near the front reception desks
- Parking lot patrols
- RCMP patrols inside and outside the facilities
- Staff training and theft prevention procedures
- “Theft Happens” educational awareness campaigns including front line staff:guest direct communications, AMA placards, facility posters, banners, parking lot road signs, TV screens
6. What can I do to protect my belongings?
- Theft is a crime of opportunity. The best prevention is to remove the opportunity and avoid bringing valuables with you.
- Lock your wallet and keys in the FREE wallet lockers located near the front reception.
- Lock team dressing rooms.
- Report any suspicious activity to staff.
- Report any thefts to the RCMP.
- Ensure valuables are out-of-sight in your vehicle or carry them with you.
7. What type of thefts typically occur in our facilities?
- Most common are personal items stolen from unlocked lockers or unattended items stolen
- Other types of theft that has been known to occur, but is not typical include personal locks being cut or pried open, vehicles stolen from the parking lot, or bike locks being cut (seasonal)