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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
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NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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Wellington County OPP offer SafeGuard Ontario Property Security Program

WELLINGTON COUNTY - The Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding property owners of the SafeGuard Ontario Property Security Program. 

This free program is available to residents of Wellington County who have been victimized by a residential break and enter. 

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. 

The primary focus is on “target hardening techniques” to help reduce or prevent re-victimization of property crimes.

Research indicates the decision to commit a crime is tied to the perceived risk of being caught and that a high frequency of re-victimization occurs during the 12 months following an initial break-in.

OPP Auxiliary members will perform a SafeGuard Ontario Property Security Review and provide the owner with basic suggestions on how they may improve their property, and hopefully prevent re-occurrences from happening. 

A Security Review includes a review of many features including a building's windows, locks and pins; door hinges, frames and locks; exterior lighting; garage security and the address number displayed.

If you reside in Wellington County, have been an unfortunate victim of a residential break and enter and are interested in booking a free SafeGuard Ontario Property Security Review or just want more information, please contact Provincial Constable Anissa Zacher at the Wellington County OPP - Centre Wellington Operations Centre at 519-846-5930.

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