Updated Feb. 19 at 12:42 p.m.
Due to the inclement weather, tonight’s Lock it or Lose it initiative at Wal-Mart in the New Sudbury Shopping Center has been cancelled, said Greater Sudbury Police Service. Media will be notified with regard to another date.
Greater Sudbury Police Service is joining the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police in raising public awareness about personal responsibility when it comes to preventing crime.
This year's Crime Prevention campaign kicks off today, and it focuses on a broad range of issues that impact citizens across the province including on-line fraud, identification theft and other cyber crimes, auto theft, break-and-enters, etc.
“Preventing a crime before it happens rather than having to deal with the consequences of crime is always our goal,” said Police Chief Frank Elsner. “We are proud to support this campaign and its theme, Crime Prevention...it Starts With You! We believe in the important role every member of our community plays in preventing crime.”
These types of crimes can victimize anyone, anywhere. The following link provides helpful crime-prevention tips and information.
Police officers and auxiliary officers will be at Wal-Mart on Lasalle Boulevard tonight at 7 p.m. to promote the lock-it-or-lose-it initiative, speaking to people about keeping their property safe.
The public will also have an opportunity to learn more about about the Greater Sudbury Police Service Notice of Community Crime (NOCC) program.