Woodstock police: ‘Crime prevention works’
Crime prevention week has kicked off in municipalities across Ontario.
“Crime prevention works,” said Darren Sweazey, the Woodstock Police Service’s deputy chief, in a release. “When police work with their communities to stop crime in its tracks, we all win.” Throughout the coming week – and the next couple of months Woodstock police officers will be working with the broader community to promote crime prevention as a shared responsibility in the city.
Woodstock police will be conducting crime prevention through environmental design audits and personal and property safety education, as well as the lock it or lose it program.
“We are proud that Ontario communities are among the safest in the world,” added Sweazey, “but community safety and well-being takes hard work and collaboration. That’s why our service is proud to partner with government, community leaders, young people, and businesses to prevent crime throughout our community.” As property crimes have increased over the past several months, Woodstock police have dedicated officers to the enforcement and education of crime prevention strategies.
The week-long promotion of crime prevention is supported by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and all police services across Ontario.