Bicycle Registry Program
West Shore RCMP Detachment is pleased to offer the opportunity for residents in our communities to register their bicycles with us. In doing so, you will provide a means to track down any lost/stolen bicycles from the communities in the West Shore.
Why register my bicycle?
Bicycles are stolen by opportunity seeking thieves. Bicycles are a quick, silent and effective way for prolific offenders to move around an area to commit crimes. Unlike a motor vehicle, there is no licence plate which may identify the owner of a bicycle.
In August 2015, West Shore RCMP found a cache of approximately 40 bicycles that were deemed to be stolen. Out of those 40 bikes, only 3 were returned to their rightful owner by retracing their serial numbers, states Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson of the West Shore RCMP.
Not only will registration decals act as a deterrent for bicycle thieves, they provide police with crucial information to effectively investigate cases of found or stolen bicycles.
How do I register my bicycle?
- Attend the West Shore RCMP detachment with your bicycle, Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.
- Click here to get an electronic copy of the West Shore Bicycle Registry Form (this will prompt an automated email window, click send and you will receive an email with the form attached). Once filled in, print it and bring it in person to West Shore RCMP Detachment for the completion of your bicycle registration.
How much does it cost to register my bicycle?
- Registration is free.
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