Media Advisory - Ontario's Top Cops to Launch of Provincial "Lock It or Lose It" Crime Prevention Campaign

Media are invited to join police officers on a walk-through the Yorkdale Shopping Centre parking lot as officers look for unsecured vehicles

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and Toronto Police service will kick off the annual Lock It or Lose It campaign, a proactive, province-wide crime prevention program that encourages motorists to take a few simple precautions to protect their vehicles and valuables from theft - especially during the holiday season.

Lock It or Lose It Media Event:
 
Date:  Friday, December 7, 2012
   
Location:


Yorkdale Shopping Centre
3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto
North Side (opposite highway 401)
Directly inside the Famous Players/Indigo Mall Entrance
   
Time: 10:00 am

Attendees:

  • Chief Superintendent Don Bell, Commander, Highway Safety Division, Ontario Provincial Police & Co-Chair of the OACP Traffic Committee
  • A/Superintendent Gord Jones, Acting Unit Commander, Traffic Services, Toronto Police Service & Co-Chair of the OACP Traffic Committee

Police leaders and officers from the Toronto Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police will be joined by campaign supporters to kick off the OACP's annual province-wide crime prevention campaign targeting auto thefts and valuables in unsecured vehicles. Officers will be going out into the Yorkdale Shopping Centre to check on vehicles following the media event.

Under the Lock It or Lose It Program, police officers throughout Ontario examine parked vehicles to confirm they are locked and that no valuables have been left in plain view.

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SOURCE: Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police

For further information:

Joe Couto
Director of Government Relations & Communications
T. (416) 926-0424 ext. 22
C. (416) 919-9798
E. media@oacp.ca