Crime Prevention through community engagement
"Community safety is everyone’s responsibility and crime prevention is everyone’s business."
This statement truly reflects the understanding that strategic partnerships working diligently towards a community - based shared responsibility can prevent crime.
The intention of such a plan is to create safe communities, from the corporate sector right down to the local neighbourhood level, by engaging and empowering the community to play an active role in crime reduction initiatives.
Responsibilities of the Community Issues Unit
The Crime Prevention Section’s Community Issues Unit liaises with community leaders, government agencies and OPP regions in the development and implementation of community - based crime prevention partnerships and initiatives designed to “engage” communities in crime reduction activities.
The unit provides facilitative leadership in support of provincial programs such as: Community Watch, Lock It or Lose It Auto Theft , Robbery Prevention, SafeGuard Ontario Property Security, Positive Ticketing, Community Bear, Junior Constable Program, etc., to help ensure the delivery of these programs is consistent throughout the province. The unit also provides public awareness and education of situational crime prevention measures and programs and ensures that this information is shared with all OPP regions.
For more info contact the Crime Prevention Team or (705) 329-7680