It is Crime Prevention Week across Ontario.
This year's theme is 'Preventing Crime, Protecting People,' which is supported by police forces from across the province including Waterloo Regional Police, as well as the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
Waterloo Regional Police are running a social media campaign - #TheftTest - which will focus on specific crimes on the rise in the region, as well as provide safety tips and preventative measures that all of us can take to prevent us from becoming a victim of such a crime.
"Public safety is a shared responsibility, in which both citizens and police have important roles," Waterloo Regional Police Chief, Bryan Larkin said in a release.
"We want members of the public to report crime or anything that appears suspicious to police. Reporting crime and providing relevant information allows our officers to identify suspects and solve investigations." he added.
You can find prevention tips and additional safety information at www.wrps.on.ca.
Crime Prevention Week runs until November 9.
During #CPWeek2019, we'll be highlighting 5 different crimes that have been affecting @RegionWaterloo. Throughout the course of the week, we'll be encouraging the community to take part in our #TheftTest, in efforts to reduce crime.— Waterloo Regional Police (@WRPSToday) November 4, 2019
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