Crime Prevention Week 2017


Woodstock Police Service Launches Crime Prevention Week Building Safer Communities Together


The Woodstock Police Service is kicking off Ontario’s annual Crime Prevention Week, which runs from November 5 to 11, 2017.


The week-long 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.


“Preventing crimes from taking place and effective partnering with the community to address criminal activities when they happen is how we build safe communities,” said Chief Bill Renton. “Ontario communities are among the safest in the world. But we can’t stand still when it comes to crime. That’s why our service is committed to partnering with community leaders, young people, businesses, and government to prevent crime.”


This week, Woodstock Police will be working with community groups to promote crime prevention as a shared responsibility in our community.


Woodstock Police Crime Week initiatives will include a coffee with the cops event at the CMHA – Canadian Mental Health Association which allows community members to ask questions about Policing. Police are launching our VIP – Values, Influences and Peers Program which is a crime prevention and education program for all grade 6 students. Woodstock Police are also launching the crime prevention initiative lock it or lose it program where Auxiliary members and officers will be educating community members to protect personal belongings in their vehicles when out in the community.




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