November is National Crime Prevention and Community Safety Month and the HRM Public Safety Office is encouraging you to play a role in public safety.
Be the ‘eyes and ears’ in your neighbourhood
You’re in the best position to know if there’s an issue impacting safety in your neighbourhood. Report a crime by calling:
● 911 – emergency or crime in progress
● 490-5020 (Halifax Regional Police) or 244-7208 (RCMP) – non-emergency requiring an officer to be dispatched
Report crime anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca
or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Be a good neighbour
Make your neighbourhood less vulnerable to crime by:
● getting to know your neighbours. Knowing who your neighbours are and what is going on in your neighbourhood will help you to identify suspicious activity.
● joining/forming a Neighbourhood Watch group in your neighbourhood. Neighbourhood Watch provides a means of reducing the opportunity for crime to occur through the active participation of citizens in crime prevention. Visit www.halifax.ca/Police/Programs/neighbourhoodwatch.html
for more information on Neighbourhood Watch.
● finding ways to engage with youth in your community.
Visit myhrm.ca for more information on HRM’s Good Neighbours, Great Neighbourhoods initiative.
Make crime prevention a daily practice