Pop-A-Lock Mississauga Sponsors Neighbourhood Watch Program for 4th Year

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MISSISSAUGA, ON – On February 1st, 2016, Pop-A-Lock Mississauga generously sponsored Safe City Mississauga’s Neighbourhood Watch program for a fourth year. Proceeds from the $1000.00 sponsorship will go towards program delivery, ensuring that residents in Mississauga can continue to benefit from the Neighbourhood Watch Program.

Neighbourhood Watch increases community safety by helping neighbours protect themselves, their families, and their property. We provide neighbourhoods with signage, a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) audit, a joint meeting and presentation with Safe City Mississauga and Peel Regional Police, and window decals to deter criminals.

Nearly all studies show that Neighbourhood Watch areas are associated with lower levels of crime, and research conducted by a third-party evaluator, shows that Safe City Mississauga’s Neighbourhood Watch Program is effective at reducing property crime by 61%.

Safe City Mississauga applies Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles to the watches. This evidence-based approach focuses on changing the man-made environment to make it difficult or unappealing for would-be offenders to commit a crime, and can reduce property crime by up to 80%.

For more information about the Neighbourhood Watch Program or how to start one in your neighbourhood, please contact the Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator at neighbourhoodwatch@safecitymississauga.on.ca