2019 Crime Prevention Week

Published by Stephanie MacRae

Published on 2019-11-04



Cornwall, ON – The Cornwall Police Service (CPS) is launching Ontario’s annual Crime Prevention Week, which runs from November 3 to 9, 2019. The week-long promotion of crime prevention is supported by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), the Ministry of the Solicitor General, and all police services across Ontario.

The theme for this year’s Crime Prevention Week is “Preventing Crime, Protecting People.” This year’s theme enables police services to promote the benefits of, not only a law enforcement response, but a holistic community approach to addressing criminal incidents and issues related to safety and well-being.

Members of the OACP, our front-line police officers, and all police personnel work closely with government, business, and community leaders to promote the health and wellness of all our communities and those who live and work in our neighbourhoods, towns, and cities.

“We want members of our community to think about how they can protect themselves, their families, neighbours, and workplaces from crime,” said Chief of Police Danny Aikman. “A major focus for this year’s Crime Prevention Week will be providing the public with crime prevention tips, tools and resources, to assist in preventing crime and victimization before it happens.”

Each day this week, the CPS will be releasing a crime prevention video on their social media pages, featuring some of the programs and resources our police service has in place to assist the public in preventing criminal activity from occurring. Be sure to follow the CPS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to view the daily videos and crime prevention tips throughout the week.

Crime prevention involves all of us working together to make our homes, neighbourhoods, and workplaces healthy and safe. If we mobilize the entire community, the impact on the wellness and safety of all is limitless.

Together we can make, “a safer Cornwall for all to enjoy.”

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LOCK IT OR LOSE IT

Thefts from motor vehicles is a common form a theft and an easy way for criminals to access your personal belongings or valuables. It is also a crime that can easily be prevented. As part of Crime Prevention Week, officers and members of the CPS Auxiliary Unit will be out placing Lock it or Lose it handouts on vehicles to remind the public to keep their vehicles locked and their valuables out of plain sight.

INTERNET EXCHANGE ZONE

 Did you know the Cornwall Police Service has an Internet Exchange Zone?

If your purchasing or exchanging items online through social media marketplaces or websites like Kijiji, why not meet with the buyer/seller in the parking lot of our East End Police Station (330 Montreal Road)?

We have two designated parking spots for internet exchanges, to allow members of our community peace of mind when meeting with a stranger. The area has video surveillance, captured 24/7.

 INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY

Making safe choices when using the internet and social media can help protect you from some of the dangers associated to online activity. Check out our video for some tips. 

 DISTRACTED DRIVING

 

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