Wood­stock po­lice: ‘Crime pre­ven­tion works’

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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.

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