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September 4, 2014: Cst Neilly’s Neighbourhood; An Ounce of Prevention…

September 4, 2014: Cst Neilly’s Neighbourhood;
An Ounce of Prevention….

By Cst Dawn Neilly.

I hope everyone has had a good summer and is looking forward to getting into the swing of the “new year.” I’ve had a busy summer visiting new businesses in the area, getting safety messages out to youths and speaking with lots of folks in the neighbourhood about various safety issues.

As I’m relatively new to most community members, let me start by saying that I think community police centres (CPCs) are a vital tool when it comes to crime prevention. They complement the work done by Patrol and Neighbourhood Officers who are out protecting our city streets, on foot, on bicycle and in cruisers. You might say that, vis-à-vis crime, the CPCs are more of a before the fact operation, while the Patrol Officers see crime after the fact. The aim of the CPC is to keep crime from happening in the first place, mostly through encouraging community awareness and involvement.

The area covered by the Wellington CPC is large with a dense population, so as long as there are Patrol Officers out there as first responders, my time is better used with availability to speak with residents about on-going issues and come up with strategies to deal with them over the long term. By all means, come in and talk to me about any concerns you experience in the neighbourhood and we can use that as a starting point to discuss long-term solutions to assist you in the future. If you simply wish to make a report of a single incident in order to have it recorded for future reference, it’s best to call 613-236-1222, ext. 7300 or you can go on line at http://ottawapolice.ca .

My volunteers and I will be attending several fall events which will give us a chance to meet you and assist with any questions you may have about our ongoing crime prevention programs. Next up, A Taste of Wellington on September 13. Look for us in front of the Hintonburg Community Centre.

    Community Police Centres

  • Wellington Community Police Centre: 1064 Wellington St. W., 613-236-1222, ext. 5870 (North: Ottawa River, South: Carling Ave., East: Bronson Ave., West: Island Park Dr.)
  • Bayshore Community Police Centre: 98 Woodridge Cres, 613-236-1222, ext. 2345 (North: Ottawa River, South: Carling Ave., East: Churchill Ave., West: March Rd.)
  • Parkwood Hills Community Police Centre: 1343 Meadowlands Dr., 613-236-1222, ext. 2348 (North: Carling Ave., South: Hunt Club Rd., East: Prince of Wales Dr., West: Merivale/Clyde Ave.)

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