Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Introduces The #9PMRoutine

Monday, February 19, 2018
This past year, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office responded to an unusually high number of vehicle thefts throughout Hamilton County. In total, sheriff’s deputies responded to 375 thefts from vehicles in Hamilton County. Many of these thefts occurred in large numbers in the Ooltewah, Apison, and East Brainerd Road areas. Unfortunately, after investigating, it was found many of these break-ins were from vehicles simply left unlocked and could have been prevented.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is joining with other law enforcement agencies throughout the United States to promote the #9PMRoutine in an effort to help citizens remember to lock their vehicles and their homes.


The #9PMRoutine is designed to help residents receive periodic notices throughout the week on their social media wall at 9 p.m. to help remind them to “lock-it chirp-it”… meaning check to make sure your doors are locked and chirp your vehicle alarms.

Officials said, "We realize that life is busy and we all have many things that distract us from the little things, but remembering to lock your cars and your home should be something we do every night… no exceptions. Please help us spread the word by sharing the reminders you receive with your family and friends from the #9PMRoutine and remembering to #CheckItChirpIt."


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