Matthew A. Torigian, Chief of Police
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We are committed to working together with our partners and community members to earn our status as one of the safest communities in Canada. Through public participation and engagement, we will strengthen our collective response to crime, build support for safety initiatives, and develop an understanding of issues impacting Waterloo Region.
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Please visit this site often to learn about current news within our Service and our community. I encourage you to write me with your thoughts or ideas as we work toward achieving the highest standard of living for all people in Waterloo Region. I look forward to working with you as we continue to build a safe and informed community.
Chief Matt Torigian
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Police Leaders Kick Off Campus Communities Campaign
For Immediate Release: September 12, 2011
(Waterloo, ON) – The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) today launched the 2011 Campus Communities Campaign at Waterloo Regional Police Service Headquarters in Cambridge, Ontario.
The aim of the campaign is to build awareness about the rights and responsibilities related to university and college students living within campus communities —whether on- or off-campus — as well as the dangers related to inappropriate or excessive alcohol consumption.
"As police leaders, we focus on building partnerships with all of our communities to promote personal and community safety," said OACP President Chief Matt Torigian (Waterloo Regional Police Service). "Police services in Ontario work closely with various campus and community groups to promote responsible campus and community living."
The 2011 Campus Communities Campaign features a booklet which includes information to assist residents and local businesses living and operating within a university and/or college community. The booklet provides helpful tips on how to both welcome and integrate new students into the community.
The campaign also has a website (www.campuscommunities.ca) which has been designed to assist young people in making informed and responsible choices both as new members of their campus community and in relation to alcohol consumption and awareness.
Posters featuring an exciting contest will be prominently displayed at colleges and universities across Ontario, directing students to the website.
The OACP thanks Smart Serve Ontario, txtBlocker, Interac, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada for their support of the 2011 Campus Communities Campaign and all our campus communities.
Pictured left to right are Ron Bain, OACP Executive Director; Inspector Lee Weare, Chair-OACP Alcohol and Gaming Committee; and Chief Matt Torigian, President of the OACP.
For more information, contact:
Joe Couto, Director of Government Relations & Communications
T. (416) 926-0424 ext. 22
C. (416) 919-9798