International Acclaim for Mississauga’s Neighbourhood Watch Program by Safe City Mississauga

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MISSISSAUGA – Safe City Mississauga, a non-profit charitable organization, is committed to delivering crime prevention programming and events to the city of Mississauga. Safe City’s Neighbourhood Watch Program has been named as the recipient of the 2016 Community Crime Prevention award from the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP). The award will be presented in Black Hawk, Colorado on September 16, 2016 at the ISCPP’s annual symposium.

“To have our Neighbourhood Watch Program selected for this award by the ISCPP is a great honour. We’re looking forward to building off our successes this year, and continuing to improve our programs until Mississauga is a crime-free city for all,” says Sheena Moya Chen, Executive Director, Safe City Mississauga.

Safe City Mississauga has been the recipient of Community Crime Prevention Program Award from the ISCPP in 2005 for the Crossroads Program, and in 2012 for the Aspire Program. This year’s win marks the third time Safe City Mississauga’s programs have been chosen for this award since its inception in 1992.

“With a crime reduction study proving the ability of the program to keep communities safe, and a strong return on investment study, we know that this award only solidifies our program’s position as one of the leading crime prevention strategies in Canada” says Alex Papatchidis, Neighbourhood Watch Program Coordinator,” Safe City Mississauga.

Peel Regional Police’s Crime Prevention Services Unit will also be recognized at the ISCPP Award Ceremony as winners of the 2016 Unit of the Year Award. For more information on Neighbourhood Watch, visit

Safe City Mississauga is a registered charitable organization founded in 1992 to help reduce criminal opportunity and criminal victimization in Mississauga. We provide resources, staff, professional community leadership and guidance for crime prevention programs and activities; encourage crime prevention education within the public, private and voluntary sectors; and research, develop and implement new community crime prevention programs and activities. Put simply, we want to stop crime before it starts.

Media Inquiries:

Saania Jamal
Community Affairs Coordinator & Volunteer Supervisor, Safe City Mississauga
905-615-4155 ext. 4477 (office)
647-391-3602 (cell)