LEEDS -The Ontario Provincial Police has kicked 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 Inspector Mike Francis, Leeds County OPP Detachment Commander. “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, the OPP will be working with government, community groups, and social services providers to promote crime prevention as a shared responsibility in our community