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Media Advisory,
Ontario’s Police Leaders to Launch Annual Crime Prevention Campaign,
March is Fraud Prevention Month

Broadcast time: 05:29
Tuesday, March 13, 2018


The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police has asked us to post this media advisory.

For Immediate Release: March 13, 2018

(Toronto, ON) – The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s (OACP) will launch its annual Crime Prevention campaign (#CrimePreventionONT) today in Toronto. The goal of this year’s campaign is to encourage Ontarians to “Know Your Source” and protect themselves against fraud when making on-line or mail order purchases, purchasing products from private individuals, and being aware of growing sophisticated fraud and cybercrime-related crimes.

The campaign will also launch the OACP’s efforts to increase public awareness about “knowing your source” when cannabis is decriminalized later this summer.

A new Know Your Source booklet will be unveiled at this event. The booklet, which will be used by all police services in Ontario, includes information on:

• Tips for Reducing the Risk of Victimization
• Protecting Yourself From Online Fraud
• Avoiding Tax Scams
• The Facts About Lottery Scams
• Facing the Opioid Crisis
• Campus Community Safety
• Stopping Auto Thefts
• Preventing Break-ins
• Risks Associated with Illegal Cannabis

Media are Invited to the Know Your Source Media Event:

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Location: Toronto Police Headquarters
Main Lobby
40 College Street, Toronto, ON

Time: 10:00 am

Speakers will include:

• Chief Bryan Larkin, Waterloo Regional Police Service and OACP President

• Chief Paul Pedersen, Greater Sudbury Police Service and Vice-Chair of the OACP Community Safety and Crime Prevention Committee