South Simcoe Police Service Joins Provincial ‘You Are Crime Prevention’ Campaign 

(Bradford, Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service has joined a provincial crime prevention campaign spearheaded by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) which focuses on raising awareness of what individuals can do to help build safer communities across Ontario.

“Crime happens in many forms and it can happen to anyone, anywhere. That’s why we are committed to raising public awareness of the many forms of crime that can make our homes, neighbourhoods and communities unsafe,” said Deputy Chief Robin McElary-Downer. “We are proud to join with other police services to promote how we can all work together to fight crime. We are all crime prevention.”

South Simcoe Police Service will be using a new informational booklet developed by the OACP throughout the year to raise awareness of many types of crimes, including:

· Suspicious activities and why you need to be aware and alert.

· Cannabis impairment and why making the wrong choices in the new era of legal cannabis can lead to tragic results.

· Financial scams that continue to grow in both numbers and impact:

· Identity theft

· Bank and credit card fraud

· On-line scams

· Lottery scams

· “Phishing” email scams

· Auto insurance fraud

· “Porch Pirate” thefts, where on-line purchases are stolen after delivery to your property

South Simcoe Police Service is also making available a new resource document designed by the OACP to raise awareness about the true nature of organized crime in Ontario. Bringing Organized Crime Out of the Shadows provides easy-to-read information about the reality of organized criminal activity in our province.  

Check out Ontario’s Mobilization & Engagement Model of Community Policing, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s 2019 Crime Prevention Booklet and Bringing Crime Out of the Shadows resource document.