SAULT STE. MARIE – Ontario Provincial Police remind property owners of a program called SafeGuard Ontario. In partnership with community volunteer members of its Auxiliary Policing program, Safeguard Ontario is a community based crime prevention program developed in direct support of local detachment front line members to help citizens reduce property crime.
SafeGuard Ontario public awareness and education initiatives are also supported through its Property Security Reviews of homes and small businesses by OPP Auxiliary members specially trained through the program. SafeGuard Ontario training provides an orientation to the basic principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) with a primary focus on target hardening techniques to help reduce or prevent re-victimization of property crimes.
For more information on this program locally please contact the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or 705-945-6833.