"Crime Prevention... It Starts With You!"
OAKVILLE, ON, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Chiefs of
Police (OACP) today launched its 2013 Crime Prevention Campaign which
seeks to raise public awareness about personal responsibility when it
comes to preventing crime.
"Ontario police leaders and our officers believe that preventing a crime
before it happens rather than having to deal with the consequences of
crime is always the best way to keep our communities safe. Everyone has
a role to play in stopping crimes from occurring," said Deputy Chief
Andrew Fletcher (Halton Regional Police Service), Chair of the OACP
Crime Prevention Committee.
The campaign focuses on a broad range of crimes that impact citizens
across the province: on-line fraud, identification theft and other
cybercrimes, auto theft, break-and-enters, etc. These types of crimes
can victimize anyone, anywhere. A new crime prevention booklet is being
made available to members of the public though police services which
contains helpful crime prevention tips and information.
"Police officers work hard with members of the community, crime
prevention organizations, businesses, schools, and governments to
promote crime prevention as a crime fighting solution," said Deputy
Chief Fletcher. "This campaign is an invitation for everyone to join
their police service in making our communities safe."
This OACP campaign is made possible through the support of a number of
partners: The Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation, Interac
Association, Symantec Canada, TitlePLUS/LAWPRO, The Canadian Wireless
Telecommunications Association (CWTA), Via Rail Canada, Humber College,
The Canadian Security Association (CANASA), Roy Speed and Ross Ltd. (Globali.com), Accident Support Services International Ltd., and Canpar.
To download our new
"Crime Prevention... It Starts With You!" booklet,
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as the senior police leaders in municipal, regional, provincial,
First Nations police services across Ontario.
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SOURCE: Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
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