It's auto theft prevention week.

Manitoba Public Insurance has joined forces with the RCMP to raise auto theft awareness and outline ways motorists can avoid having their vehicle broken in to or stolen. 

Portage RCMP Constable Dave Spakowski says the local RCMP will be out and about this week, with a variety of events planned.  On Friday the RCMP will be at Splash Island where they will be issuing free swim passes to the first 100 adults who attend the water park, vehicle audits will also be conducted this week, they'll inform motorists of what they can do better to theft proof their vehicle. 
Auto theft has been a concern in Portage la Prairie, Spakowski notes getting an immobilizer, locking doors and hiding valuables are the best ways to prevent auto theft.