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Welcome to the Wasaga Beach Community Policing Committee WEB site. We hope this site will provide you with useful information if you either live in the community, or are visiting us.

WASAGA BEACH SENIORS, Aware, Active and Safe.
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PATROL OFFICER RECOGNITION PROGRAM
OPP Cruiser An opportunity to recognize an OPP Officer who you feel has provided exceptional service in perfomance of their duties.
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The Kids are Back in Town

- Yes the summer is here and during this time of year our local schools close for a summer break. This means our streets, parks and neighbourhoods will have an increase number of youth walking, riding their bikes or skateboards or just having fun. As motorists we must expect this activity and drive accordingly. As motorists and adults we must remember kids will be kids expect the unexpected and realise that in a car bicycle collision it's the cyclist who gets injured, many seriously.
For our youth you can still have fun and be safe. Wear your bicycle helmet, tell your parents where you are going and if possible stay away from heavily travelled roadways.
For more tips on how to safely enjoy the summer, please contact the Huronia West OPP at (705) 429-3575 or your local Police Service.


SHARE THE ROAD

The warmer weather not only starts a new growing season but it also brings out the more people walking our roads. Please find below tips for both Pedestrians and Motorists on how to safely cohabitate our roads.
Pedestrians, Cyclists and others:
1) Been Seen - at night wear reflective clothing, light coloured clothing, consider carrying a flashlight to light your way.
2) Cyclists - your bicycle is a vehicle, it is required to have proper lighting and reflective material on it both front and back.
3) Plan Your Journey - Ensure the street or trail you take to get to your destination is well lit and is clear to travel.
4) When walking along streets/roads, walking facing traffic, this gives you opportunity to see vehicles approaching and time to avoid those that may wander off the road.
5) When cycling along streets/roads, ride with traffic.
6) Be Aware - of other uses of the road you are on, whether they be motorized or not.
7) Be Predictable - as non motorized users, when walking or riding do so in a predicable safe and legal manner. Walk facing traffic not with it or in a wandering manner. Cycle with traffic, not against and obey the rules of the road.
8) Share our streets - as non motorized users on our streets respect our motorized users.
Motorists:
1) Your Speed - travel at the posted speed limit, not above, reduce your speed with regards to the weather and road conditions.
2) Expect the Unexpected - expect to see walkers and cyclists sharing our streets with you.
3) Use the 2 Cs - Be Cautious and Courteous when approaching walkers and cyclists. Take care when passing these other users; the time you take to do this carefully is insignificant compared to your whole journey.
4) Share our streets - as motorized users on our streets respect our non motorized users.


 

PROVINCIAL POLICE LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO ENHANCE CYBER SECURITY

Information and Data Systems are Today’s Criminal Targets

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is doing its part to enhance public safety and awareness and mitigate the many threats posed by cyber criminals during Cyber Security Awareness Month.

In 2015, the top ten cyber scams earned criminals an estimated $1.2-billion from Canadian victims. Put another way, around 80,000 people unwittingly fall prey to these scams every day – equivalent to the population of Sarnia or Peterborough. During October, the OPP will join police services and subject matter experts from across the country to promote public awareness and help prevent all Canadians from becoming victims of online crime.

While engaging in a public awareness media and social media campaign, the OPP’s own Cyber Strategy is spreading the word among its 9,200-member workforce to ensure OPP information systems and data remain secure while building capacity to support modern investigations.

This year’s OPP Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign will focus on four topics including:

  • Free Wi-Fi use/Password protection
  • Phishing/Ransomware (Personal/Corporate) scams
  • Email Attachments
  • Online Child Safety
For helpful tips and links, follow the OPP on Twitter (@OPP_News), Facebook and Instagram and using the hashtags #CyberSecurity, #CyberAware and #OPPTips

If you or someone you know suspects they’ve been a victim of digital or online crime, contact your local police service, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, report it to the OPP online at www.opp.ca/index.php?id=132 or through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) at https://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm

QUOTES

"We know OPP members have positive impacts on public safety every day through investigations and our various community safety initiatives. Everyone within our organization also has a critical role to play to secure OPP data and information systems as we implement the OPP Cyber Strategy. Everyone will receive training that explains cyber threats and teaches cyber hygiene practices, which they can then relay to their own families, friends and business contacts."
– J.V.N. (Vince) HAWKES, OPP Commissioner

"Most criminal investigations include some form of device-based or internet-based digital evidence. The recovery and management of digital evidence is a vital part of nearly every OPP investigation. Based upon the pillars of prevention, response and support, the Cyber Strategy’s goal is to position the OPP to manage risks, reduce threats and minimize harm caused by crime involving digital technologies."
–Deputy Commissioner Rick BARNUM, OPP Investigations and Organized Crime

LEARN MORE
Cyber Security Awareness Month toolkit (courtesy of Public Safety Canada)
Cyber Security Risks (courtesy of Public Safety Canada)
Get Cyber Safe is a national, multi-jurisdiction, public awareness campaign created to educate Canadians about Internet security and the simple steps they can take to protect themselves online. Visit http://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/