TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario's law enforcement leaders today
kicked off the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police's (OACP) annual
crime prevention campaign with a focus on cybercrimes, joined by
corporate sponsors in attendance to support the public awareness
The 2012 OACP Crime Prevention Campaign will provide Ontario police
services with a new information booklet entitled, "Cybercrime: Victims Without Borders", which focuses on common Internet-based crimes such as on-line auction
and shopping fraud, lottery e-mails, identity theft, and phishing.
"In today's technology-driven world, crime knows no borders. That's why
Ontario's police leaders are committed to working with our government
as well as our corporate and community partners to protect citizens
from Internet-based crimes," said Deputy Chief Andrew Fletcher (Halton
Regional Police Service), Chair of the OACP's Crime Prevention
To effectively combat Internet crimes, police need tools to assist in
investigations and prosecutions of cyber criminals.
"Legislation such as the federal government's proposed Bill C-30 is and
needs to be about crime prevention. This particular Bill would provide
police with the necessary tools to investigate Internet-based crimes.
It includes important safeguards, which do not exist today, that impose
strict limits on who can obtain information," said OACP President Chief
Matt Torigian (Waterloo Regional Police Service).
The 2012 Crime Prevention Campaign is supported by the following
Accident Support Services International Ltd.
Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
Canadian Security Association (CANASA)
Canpar Transport LP
Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Interac Association/Acxsys Corporation
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Rogers Smart Home Monitoring
Roy Speed and Ross Ltd. (Globali.com)
TitlePLUS®, a division of Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company
VIA Rail Canada Inc.
SOURCE Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
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