Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention in Ontario has been defined by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services as "The anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the actions taken - including the integrated community leadership required - to remove or reduce it". Crime Prevention Services is committed to community based policing principles and community partnerships. The unit is proud to be partnered with the Region's two crime prevention associations; Safe City Mississauga and Brampton Safe City. The partnerships offer unique opportunities for both police and citizens to learn from each other and also join together to make our cities a safe place for families to live, work and play in. Our approach requires the community to work alongside police to create Community Safety and Well Being Together. It is through engaged partnerships, meaningful collaboration and relevant outcomes that together we all benefit.

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In an ever changing and fast paced world, Crime Prevention Services (CPS) is always looking different ways to interact and connect with the community we serve. In this regard, CPS has created an App for iPads and iPhones, it is in the form of a Trivia game that uses common Crime Prevention topics to educate and engage the community. You can test your knowledge by visiting our display at community events or download the App from the App Store. Search for "Peel Crime Prevention" in the App Store and let the learning begin!

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View our Crime Prevention Services events calendar!

PROTECTING YOUR SAFETY IS JUST ONE CLICK AWAY?

Crime prevention is a shared responsibility between the community and the police. Crime Prevention Services is the research and policy centre for prevention programs and strategies at PRP. The Unit offers programs to support citizens and commercial businesses in protecting their families, homes and workplace.

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Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in Canada. Reduce the chance that you will become a victim of identity theft.  Read more!  Little Black Book of Scams

Robbery Prevention and Survival Techniques. What can you do to reduce the risk of being robbed and how best to survive if you are?  Read more! 

Computers and the Internet.  Many of us take our computer safety for granted. The risk of problems greatly increases once you are on the internet

Streetproofing guidelines for your child. Do not leave your child in unsupervised locations such as cars, public washrooms, parks, etc. Read more! 

Home Security.  All locks are not created equal. A few seconds?that's how long it takes the average burglar to get into a home.  Read more! 

Workplace Violence includes any attempted, threatened or actual conduct that endangers the safety and or well being of any worker. What can employers do? Read more! 

Mark your Property. Operation Identification is a program designed to discourage the theft of valuables from your home and elsewhere.   Read more!

Romance Scams cost approximately $12 million a year, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Although this type of scam has been around for many years, modern technology and influx of "dating websites" has made it easier to target potential victims. Read more!