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Posted on: May 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] News Release- "9 p.m. Routine" Reminders from the Police Department

NEWS RELEASE   Contact:  Chief Cynthia McAlister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    ; 540-338-7422




PURCELLVILLE, Va. May 26, 2020 — The Purcellville Police Department would like to remind residents to follow the “9 p.m. Routine” every night. This routine includes simple steps to help keep your home, vehicle, and valuables safe. Every evening at 9 p.m. before going to bed, please take a few minutes to ensure the following:

  • All doors and windows are locked in your home, including the door between your house and garage.
  • Vehicle windows are closed, and doors locked.
  • Valuables are removed from your vehicle and taken inside, including wallet, keys, tools, and garage door opener.  If valuables must remain in the vehicle, please remove them from plain view.
  • Remember to close your overhead garage door.
  • Turn on exterior lights.
  • Make sure all toys, bicycles, etc. are safely stored inside the garage or home.
  • Set home and car alarms.

While some criminals may break into a car or home even if locked, the majority are looking for easy targets, such as unlocked doors.   Let’s not create opportunities for crime, and instead make safety a habit.  Join us and be part of the #9pmRoutine every night.

The Town of Purcellville, Virginia

“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of over 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 12th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is recognized as one of the safest towns in Virginia. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at


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