Crime Prevention Week Coming up: Building Safer Communities Together: November 5th to 11th

Crime Prevention Week Coming up: Building Safer Communities Together: November 5th to 11th

This year, November 5-11, 2017, has been designated Crime Prevention Week in Ontario. As in past years, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services will promote an emphasis on crime prevention and community safety and well-being during this annual event.

This year’s provincial theme is “Building Safer Communities Together”.

As part of Crime Prevention Week, the ministry will be formally releasing the Community Safety and Well-Being Planning Framework: A Shared Commitment in Ontario booklet. The booklet consists of the Community Safety and Well-Being Framework as well as a toolkit of practical guidance and resources to assist communities as they engage in the community safety and well-being planning process. The Framework encourages communities to move towards preventative planning and investment in social development, prevention and risk intervention, in order to reduce the need and related investment associated with over reliance on emergency/incident response.  Check out this booklet on the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police website at

During Crime Prevention week Shelburne Police officers will be handing out fridge magnets (with the 2018 calendar) to all downtown businesses when on beat patrol, and citizens can attend our police station to pick up a free fridge magnet which has the slogan: 





Shelburne Police is reminding everyone to lock-it or lose-it!

PREVENTION.  The best way to avoid being the victim of a crime is prevention. This includes taking the steps to protect yourself and your property.  The purpose of Lock It of Lose It is to remind people to secure their automobiles and their valuables.  Whether your vehicle is parked at work, at the grocery store or at home leaving your vehicle unlocked or your valuables in plain sight makes your vehicle an easy target for thieves. The Shelburne Police Service urges the residents of Shelburne to help prevent theft by following some helpful tips.


  • Never leave your vehicle running and unattended
  • Always lock your vehicle
  • Park in a well-lit area
  • Never leave valuables or purchases in plain view, lock in trunk.

It only takes thieves seconds to steal your property, don’t make it easy for them.  Lock It or Lose It.

Sheds and Garages:

  • Make sure the man doors on your garages are always locked when the garage is not occupied
  • Put locks on your back yard sheds. The easier it is to get inside, the more likely something will go missing.
  • Consider installing motion sensor lights in your back yard. Thieves don’t like to be seen

“Taking simple steps to secure your vehicles, homes, and businesses, together with keeping valuables out of sight, will significantly decrease your chance of becoming a victim of property crime”, states Sgt Paul Neumann.  “We encourage everyone to help curb crime in their neighborhoods.”

The above press release is provided by Shelburne Police Services Media Officer, Sergeant Paul Neumann.