The week of November 5-11, 2017 has been designated as Crime Prevention Week in Ontario. Once again the OPP will place emphasis on crime prevention and community safety and well-being.
This year’s theme for Crime Prevention Week is: “Building Safer Communities Together“. The theme encourages community safety and well-being as a shared responsibility, includi ng the engagement of multi-sector partners at a local level.
In support of Crime Prevention Week the OPP and TD will together be launching a new partnership that will enable OPP officers to continue the OPP Community Bear Program. The launch will take place November 9, 2017 at OPP General Headquarters.
The OPP Community Bear Program enables our officers to provide reassurance and comfort to our youngest victims, which begins the process of rebuilding their sense of safety and security. The Community Bear Program focuses on how proactive measures support crime prevention. The interaction between our officers and children, as well as partnerships with community agencies, address the importance of early intervention.