Release Date: March 12th, 2018 - 1:20pm
Originator: Constable Jacqueline Brennan, Media Relations, 905-825-4777 Ext. 5224
Contact: Constable Jacqueline Brennan, Media Relations, 905-825-4777 Ext. 5224
Location: Halton Region
The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is supporting the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police's (OACP) 2018 Crime Prevention campaign (#CrimePreventionONT). The goal of this year’s campaign is to encourage Ontarians to "Know Your Source" when making online or mail order purchases, purchasing products from private individuals, and being aware of growing sophisticated fraud and cybercrime-related crimes. The campaign also highlights the need for knowing your source for when cannabis is legalized later this summer. The OACP has supported the Government of Ontario’s efforts to strictly regulate where individuals can purchase cannabis once it is legalized.
"The single most cost-effective way of bringing about community safety and well-being is preventing crime before it happens and that starts with each of us as individuals doing our part," said Chief Tanner.
The new "Know Your Source" booklet includes information on:
The 2018 OACP Crime Prevention Campaign is supported by the following community partners: Accident Support Services International Ltd., Canada Revenue Agency, Canadian Security Association (CANASA), Green Relief Inc., Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning – School of Social & Community Services, Hydro One Networks, Interac Corp., Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., and The Bullet ID Corporation.
Know Your Source Facts
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.