CCPS Launches Crime Prevention Week

Published by Stephanie MacRae

Published on 2018-11-04

Crime Prevention: Help Us Help You

(CORNWALL, ON) – Today marks the first day of Ontario’s annual Crime Prevention Week, which runs from November 4 to 10, 2018. The Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS) is proudly participating in the week-long promotion of crime prevention, which is supported by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and all police services across Ontario.

The theme of this year’s Crime Prevention Week is Help Us Help You. This theme focuses on the important role of law enforcement organizations in working with individuals and groups in our community to promote crime prevention. It is a proactive theme, one that conveys the pride we, as police professionals, take in helping make all of our citizens feel safe.

“The CCPS is proud to partner with numerous community organizations, sectors of government, businesses and our young people to help prevent crime throughout the City of Cornwall,” said Staff Sergeant David Michaud, Officer in Charge of Crime Prevention & Community Partnerships. “Crime prevention involves all of us working together to make our homes, neighbourhoods, schools and workplaces feel safe and protected.”

This week, the CCPS will be promoting crime prevention as a shared responsibility in our community. Members of the public are encouraged to follow our social media pages and website as we promote numerous strategies for how we can work together to keep our community safety. Some of the areas of focus will be fraud, cybercrime, business safety, property crime, as well as drug/alcohol crimes.

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

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Day 1

To kick off Crime Prevention Week, we want to highlight the dangers of distracted driving. Motor vehicle collisions can easily be prevented simply by leaving the phone alone. Help us help you, and do not drive while distracted.

A huge thank you to some of the Police Foundations Students at St. Lawrence College who helped us create this video. They will be at the Tim Horton's on Montreal Road Monday and Wednesday handing out flyers to remind motorists about distracted driving.

 

 

Day 2

The CCPS actively works with our local business community to help improve safety and security. In this Crime Prevention Week video, Staff Sergeant David Michaud talks about some of the strategies businesses can use to make their property more secure.

Day 3

Thefts from motor vehicles are one of the most preventable forms of theft. CCPS will be promoting our Lock it or Lose it campaign to help remind motorists to lock your doors and keep your windows rolled up.

 Day 4

 

 Day 5

Impaired driving, whether by alcohol or by drug, is dangerous and illegal. The CCPS has included this video as part of our Crime Prevention Week to remind everyone to not drive while impaired. Always arrange a safe way home and a backup plan in case you find yourself impaired or your designated driver has been drinking. This could mean calling a friend, taking a taxi, sleeping over, or taking the bus - anything other than driving.

We encourage you to call 911 if you see someone you believe may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Together we can make a safer Cornwall for all to enjoy.

 

 

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