Engaged Communities Prevent Crime

Engaged Communities Prevent Crime

Peel – The week of November 4th through 10th, 2012 has been designated Crime Prevention Week by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

This year’s theme is “Engaged Communities Prevent Crime”

Peel Regional Police Crime Prevention Services, in partnership with community members, deliver FREE seminars for high school students, adults and seniors in Peel Region, throughout the school year. These include;

• Crime Prevention Academy

o General (adult)

o Parents’ Academy

o Cyber Academy

o YES and Crossroads (high school)

o SmartStart (middle school, Brampton only)

o Safety for Seniors

o The Bully, the Socialite and the Predator.

Crime Prevention Services also provides a number of resources the community can access on-line to better protect their homes, businesses and families.

These resources include;

• Crime Mapping; interactive on-line program providing current, snapshot information on criminal activities within a neighbourhood

• Fact Sheets; i.e. Home Security Challenge, Street-proofing, Computer Safety

o Some of the Fact Sheets are made available in six languages other than English, reflecting the diversity of the Peel community: Arabic, Chinese, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu

• Virtual Library: research and practical based essays on crime prevention techniques.

Additionally, Crime Prevention Services partners with other Peel Regional Police units to enhance community safety and inform the community:

• Divisional Community Liaison Officer; linking with the general community

• Neighbourhood Policing Unit; linking with the high school communities

• Crime Stoppers: anonymous crime reporting program

• Media Relations: timely press releases and tweeting

Peel Regional Police has a long history of being a leader in Crime Prevention initiatives. Echoing the words of Chief Evans, “Peel Regional Police is committed to working hard to build stronger community partners to assist in the pursuit of a Safer Community together.”

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