TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) today launched its 2014 Crime Prevention Campaign, which focuses on promoting citizens' role in preventing crime and building safe and healthy communities.
"Police across Ontario believe that strong, safe, and healthy communities are built when citizens partner with their police services in preventing criminal acts before they happen," said Chief Paul Cook (North Bay Police Service), OACP President. "Our goal is to raise public awareness and empower people throughout our communities to become involved in their personal safety and that of their neighbours, friends, and co-workers."
The campaign features an informational crime prevention booklet that will be used by police services across Ontario to promote local crime prevention initiatives. Topics covered in the "Your Community. Your Safety. Get involved" booklet, include getting involved in local crime prevention initiatives and programs, when to call 9-1-1, securing your home or business from break-ins and other property crimes, vigilance against on-line fraud, identification theft, and other cybercrimes, and guarding against vehicle theft.
The OACP's 2014 Crime Prevention campaign will support the work of police officers in working with members of the community, crime prevention organizations, business, schools, and governments to make communities safer for everyone. Police urge citizens to call police immediately whenever they believe a crime is or has been committed and never to take the law into their own hands.
The OACP campaign is made possible through the support and partnership of a number of partners: The Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation, Interact Association, LawPRO, Via Rail Canada, Humber College, The Canadian Security Association, RSR Global, Accident Support Services International Ltd., and Canpar.
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