Today, the North Bay Police Service kicked off Ontario’s annual Crime Prevention Week, which runs until November 10. 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.
“Crime prevention works. When police work with their communities to stop crime in its tracks, we all win,” said Special Constable John Schultz. “We are proud that Ontario communities are among the safest in the world. But community safety and well-being take hard work and collaboration. That’s why our service is proud to partner with government, community leaders, young people, and businesses to prevent crime throughout our communities.”
As part of this year’s crime prevention week, the North Bay Police Service is releasing our Crime Prevention Goals for 2019.
These goals include:
- providing inspections for homes and businesses to prevent crime,
- a “know your neighbour” campaign which encourages residents to interact with their neighbours for the purpose of embracing security, a robbery prevention program for North Bay and Callander businesses,
- a Citizens Police Academy to interact with members of the community and as part of a youth engagement,
- a “Cops and Kids” initiative which will be starting this month. It is an effort with the North Bay Battalion were a young person in our community will be selected on the merits of their conduct and contributions in the school environment. The High School student will attend an OHL Battalion game with an Officer.