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Bike Watch

Our Bike Watch program is designed to raise the level of community awareness and participation in fighting bicycle theft through information and registration of bicycles online with the Kingston Police.

 

Bicycle Registration

Click Bicycle Registration to register your bicycle with Kingston Police.

 

Bicycle theft is a crime that causes financial loss and inconvenience in every community.

Thefts of bicycles can be reduced if owners acknowledge the need for adequate security, and invest in equipment that will be effective.

Bike Watch Online Bicycle Registration is a program created by Kingston Police in an effort to safeguard the bicycles owned by all Kingston residents. This program will greatly increase the chances of having your bicycle returned to you if it is lost or stolen.

If your bicycle is lost or stolen please use Kingston Police Citizen Online Police Reporting System.

Consider joining Neighbourhood Watch Kingston working together to prevent crime and eWatch Crime Mapping Tool.

 

Definition of bicycle:

A vehicle with two wheels tandem, handlebars for steering, a saddle seat, and pedals by which it is propelled. This does not include e-bikes.

Online Bike Registration may be used:

 

  • For any bicycle bearing a serial number.
  • For one or more bicycles owned by you or the family members residing in your residence. Every bicycle registered requires their own registration form.

 

Identification of your Bicycle

Manufacturers mark most bicycles with a serial number. If yours does not have a serial number, engrave an identifying number on the frame. You may wish to put the same number on the wheels and other components.

 

 

Protect Your Bicycle

 

  • Register your bicycle with the Kingston Police.
  • Use a good quality locking device such as a hardened steel "U" shaped lock, or a hardened steel chain and padlock
  • Lock your bicycle and both wheels to an immovable object which cannot be easily cut or broken. Click here for more information on locking bicycles

 

Weak, inexpensive locks will not deter a proficient thief. It is pointless to save money by using a cheaply made lock, only to lose an expensive bicycle.

To prevent loss, accessories such as lights and bags, etc... should be detached and taken with you when the bicycle is left unattended.

 

TIP: Photograph your bicycle with your cellular telephone

Protect Yourself

Before riding your bicycle, take steps to protect yourself from injury.

 

  • Wear an approved bicycle safety helmet.
  • Use proper lights and reflectors.
  • Follow all road safety rules

 

 

For more information on bicycle safety and cycling in Kingston:

 

 

 

 

Online Reporting

The Kingston Police will only accept online registrations from residents that reside in the City of Kingston. If this registration is showing an address outside the City of Kingston, your information will not be included in the Kingston Police Online Bicycle Registry Database.

 

Online report criteria:

 

  • You MUST have a valid E-Mail address;

  • You MUST provide the bicycle serial number;

  • You MUST disable your computer’s pop-up blocking software before you may proceed.

  • Once you complete the online registration information and it is received by Kingston Police, a unique confirmation number will be e-mailed to you for your personal records along with some bike theft prevention and bike riding safety tips. This information can be printed for your records.

  • Filing a false police report is a criminal offence.

  • You may be contacted by email or telephone if further information is required.

  • The Kingston Police does not assume and is not responsible for any liability whatsoever for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the data and information provided, regardless of how caused. Furthermore, in no event will the Kingston Police Service be liable for any loss or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from Kingston Police Online Bicycle Registry Database.

  • The Kingston Police makes no representations, warranties or guarantees of any kind that a bicycle will be recovered or returned as a result of using the Kingston Police Online Bicycle Registry Database.

 

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