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OPP reminds public to stay vigilant in response to increased property crime

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Members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to advise the public that they are working diligently with local stakeholders to increase the safety and security of the Scott Street area in Fort Frances.

Members of the OPP have been increasing police presence by actively conducting regular foot patrol.

They have met with local community members providing safety information to individuals and business owners alike.

They have worked proactively with the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) to address drug-related occurrences.

They have also worked with members of the OPP Auxiliary Program to facilitate and promote the OPP Safeguard Program to individuals and businesses.

Finally, they have created a voluntary surveillance camera registry program as a form of community watch.

The OPP is asking for the public's assistance in addressing these issues by:

  • Being aware of your surroundings, and taking note of any suspicious or criminal activity;
  • Being cognizant of personal and business/residential safety measures; and
  • Reporting suspicious activity to the police in a timely manner by calling the OPP Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122, or 911 if there is an imminent risk to personal or public safety.

If you would like more information about how to enhance your personal, residential, or business safety, please visit the OPP Safeguard Program at: opp.ca/index.php?id=115&lng=en&entryid=570bf1a58f94ac983906709c

If you would like more information about steps that you can take to prevent crime and increase your safety and that of your community, please visit the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police website and view the document entitled Crime Prevention 2019-You are Crime Prevention: www.oacp.on.ca/Userfiles/Files/NewAndEvents/CrimePreventionCampaign/OACP...

Any person with information regarding the commission of any criminal offences in the Rainy River District should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

You may further report anonymously to Crime Stoppers via their website at: www.p3tips.com/273.

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