On August 17th, the Counter-Act Graffiti Committee and volunteers teamed up for Operation Clean Sweep. The operation was to remove graffiti and litter from Tom Chater Park in Mississauga.
The goal of Operation Clean Sweep is to help make Mississauga safer by cleaning up graffiti or litter to help reduce criminal activity. Rapid removal and clean up is one of the most effective strategies a community can do to significantly reduce or even eliminate vandalism and graffiti. Removing graffiti sends a message to those committing the crime that it is not tolerated and indicates that the area is being supervised.
“We hope this event showcases how keeping communities safe and preventing crime can be done by anyone,” says Sheena Moya Chen, Community Services Manager, Safe City Mississauga. “It’s as simple as a park clean-up.”
Participating partners include Peel Regional Police, Safe City Mississauga, City of Mississauga, Enersource, Peel District School Board, Dufferin- Peel Catholic District School Board, and Canada Post.