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Ottawa Police Crime Prevention Resources

There are several common sense tips on how to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of a crime including the break-and-enter. Ottawa Police Service put together many booklets with such tips and information. As you increase your own awareness and become more responsible for your own safety by putting the practical information in those booklets to use, you will reduce your risk of being a victim of the crimes. Therefore, do access the available information and please implement them.
  • Crime Prevention - at Home: | PDF | Online |
    "When it comes to their homes, Ottawa residents have told us that they're concerned with break and enter and various property crimes like vandalism. The following information provides a good start for addressing these issues and raising awareness about crime prevention in general. We can't do it alone - get informed, get involved and make crime prevention part of your everyday life."

  • Crime Prevention - for Seniors: | PDF | Online |
    "Ottawa is regarded by many as one of the safest cities in the world, but that's no reason for seniors to let their guard down. While the Ottawa Police Service will always be available to respond to crime, we need your active participation to help prevent crime. We can't do it alone - get informed, get involved and make crime prevention part of your everyday life."

  • Home Security Inspection: | PDF | Online |
    "Take advantage of the Ottawa Police's Home Security Inspection Program where, at your request, police representatives will visit your home (house, condo, apartment, etc.) to provide a free safety audit - assessing ways to make your home safer."

  • Crime Prevention - in our Community | PDF |
    "While the Ottawa Police Service will always be available to respond to crime, we need your active participation to help prevent crime. Get informed, get involved and make crime prevention part of your everyday life. Together, we can continue to build a safer Ottawa for all."

Online resources that you might find very useful.
  • Safety & Prevention Tips:
    "The Ottawa Police Service works in partnership with the community to ensure that people's rights, lives and property are secure. We offer residents and business owners crime prevention tips through pamphlets, videos, presentations and by providing free home security inspections. You can help us by becoming involved in our programs and developing your own awareness on how to prevent or deter crime in your area."

  • Tips on Buying Alarms Systems [PDF]:
    The Dos and Donts when you are buying/installing alarms systems. A check list from the Ottawa Police Service.

  • Crime Reports - Reported Crime in Ottawa:
    "Ottawa Police subscribes to crimereports.com where residents can see for themselves what crimes have reported in their community. It is very easy to use. Please click the link above to continue."

  • Ottawa Police virtual community police center: "This Online Community Police Centre is designed to provide officers, volunteers and community partners with quick and easy access to community policing information, crime prevention programs, and other resources."

  • Crime Prevention Ottawa:
    "This Neighbourhood Toolkit provides ideas, information and resources to help you make your neighbourhood a better place to live. We all have a role to play in making our communities safer, friendlier and more liveable."

  • Community Police Centres (CPC):
    "Community Police Centres (CPCs) are an essential part of the Ottawa Police Service (OPS)"

  • Volunteer Opportunities at CPC:
    "You can help keep our community safe. Become an important part of a unique organization: become a police volunteer. An experience you'll never forget!"

Additional information found on the Ottawa Police Service website.
  • General Safety tips for you and your family [PDF]:
    "Anyone can become a victim of a break and enter, property theft, or personal assault, but since criminals are looking for easy targets such as an open window or an unlocked car, reducing these opportunities really does prevent crime. This booklet contains simple, common sense tips on how to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of a crime."

  • Crime Prevention for Parents and Guardians [PDF]:
    "Common sense tells us that the streets of any city are not entirely safe ... The police can't do it alone - get informed, get involved and make crime prevention part of your everyday life. Together, we can continue to build a safer Ottawa for all."

  • Ottawa Police Victim Crisis Unit:
    "Ottawa Victim Services (OVS) provides emotional support, practical assistance and referrals to community resources to victims of crime and tragic circumstance. OVS is a program that consists of community volunteers assisting emergency and community service providers in meeting short-term practical and emotional needs of victims of crime, and their long-term needs by referral to appropriate existing community agencies."

  • Ottawa Victim Services:
    "Support for individuals who have been victimized as a result of crime or tragic circumstance is provided by professional staff and trained volunteers by telephone, on-scene and in our victim services office. Clients can access our services through referrals from community service agencies, the Police or self-referrals."


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