The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is supporting today’s launch of the 2015 Crime Prevention Campaign by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and its declaration of February 25th as “Protect Your Property Day”.
“Today, we join with police across Ontario will be encouraging everyone – homeowners, young people, seniors, businesses, renter – to take the time and consider how they can protect their property and avoid the financial as well as emotional costs of being a victim of crime.” said Chief Robert Keetch
“Protect Your Property Day” is part of the OACP’s annual crime prevention campaign, which focuses on a broad range of crimes that impact Ontario residents and businesses, including on-line fraud, identification theft and other cybercrimes, auto theft, break-and-enters, bullying, and elder abuse. A new crime prevention booklet is now available to members of the public though the OACP and police services. The booklet contains helpful crime prevention tips and information.
While some types of property crime such break-and-enters are down, other crimes such as on-line identification theft and fraud increasing. Police also remain concerned about the number of crimes that are never reported to police.
This OACP campaign is made possible through the support of a number of partners: Accident Support Services International Ltd., CANASA (Canadian Security Association), TitlePLUS Title Insurance (a div. of LAWPRO® – Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company), Humber College – School of Social & Community Services, Interac Association, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation, TRACE™ Identified, VIA Rail Canada.
You can download the new “Crime Prevention. Protect your Property. Protect Yourself.” booklet, by visiting www.oacp.ca