Halton police kick off Crime Prevention Week for residents of Milton, Oakville, Burlington

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Published November 8, 2021 at 12:16 pm

Crime prevention is one of Halton Regional Police Service’s primary jobs, but it take centre stage this week.

In conjunction with police agencies across the province, HRPS is taking part in Ontario’s annual Crime Prevention Week.

The event kicked off yesterday and runs to Nov. 13. This year’s theme is Safer Communities, Strong Ontario.

Residents can expect to see a variety of tips and information geared specially for the region of Halton.

“Crime prevention is a responsibility shared by all of us and a key ingredient to building safer communities,” said HRPS Chief Stephen Tanner.

“While Halton Region continues to maintain the lowest Crime Severity Index of all Canadian municipalities with a population of more than 100,000, there is always room for improvement.”

Tanner said the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people use their homes, schools and places of business.

“We’ve also seen it used by criminals as an opportunity for crime. Fortunately, the HRPS and Halton residents have faced this challenge head on. It is this partnership between police and our community, coupled with our ongoing commitment to community safety and well-being, which will keep the HRPS at the forefront of policing and as a leader in public safety in the years ahead.”

Residents can follow the HRPS on social media for crime prevention tips and information on topics such as keyless car thefts, online safety for children and teens, and the force’s new Buy and Sell Safe Zone.

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