Police taking part in Crime Prevention Week
WATERLOO REGIONAL POLICE ARE taking part this week in Ontario’s annual Crime Prevention Week, which runs until November 10. The weeklong promotion of crime prevention 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.
This week, Waterloo Regional Police will be working with government, community groups and social service providers to promote crime prevention as a shared responsibility in our community and to highlight the importance of crime prevention as a means to achieving safer and healthier communities for every resident, the department said in a release.
This year’s theme for Crime Prevention Week is Crime Prevention: Help Us Help You. Throughout the week, Waterloo Regional Police will be focusing on how the community can get involved and help prevent certain types of crimes, including theft, break and enter and online fraud.
“Crime prevention involves each and every one of us working together to make our community safe,” said Bryan Larkin, chief of police. “We want all community members to be proactive and think about how they can help protect themselves and their families from crime. By working together, we can help ensure the wellness and safety of our entire community.”