Regional Police conduct crime prevention initiative

For Immediate Release:  February 7, 2011

Waterloo Region, Ontario –– Waterloo Regional Police are launching a crime prevention initiative focusing on residential areas surrounding the university district.   

Officers from North Division, assisted by Auxiliary Members, will be going door-to-door this evening starting at 6pm to speak with residents and deliver flyers containing crime prevention and home security tips.

Though some of the following tips are of interest specifically to student residents, most apply to all members of the community.

•    Keep all doors locked, even when you are at home, day and night.
•    If you share a home with roommates who have different schedules develop a plan to carry keys and make an effort to lock all doors each time you leave the residence.
•    If you are going to be away, let your roommates know so they are aware of who should and who shouldn’t be inside.
•    Introduce yourself to your neighbours. Knowing each other makes it easier to identify suspicious behavior.  Contacting police promptly increases the likelihood of suspect apprehension.
•    If you see suspicious activity or someone enters your residence under questionable circumstances, ensure your safety first and call 911 as soon as possible. Stay on the line with the operator to provide as much detail as you can. This will assist the responding officers in locating suspects.

For additional crime prevention tips, please visit our website at wrps.on.ca or contact the Community Resources Branch at 519 650 8500 ext. 8862.

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Media Inquiries:
Inspector Greg Lamport, Executive Officer
(519) 650-8500 ext. 8713

Olaf Heinzel, Public Affairs Coordinator
(519) 650-8500 ext. 8773

 
 

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