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Safe Communities Brockton


Rick Garland
Brockton Safe Communities Co-Chair
Phone: 519-881-3130
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The Brockton Safe Communities Committee is a Community Safety Committee of Safe Communities Bruce County.

The group's goal is to promote public safety through education programs.

The Brockton Safe Communities Committee is made up of volunteers from local police, fire, EMS, social services, health unit, student council, as well as local citizens who care about the health and overall wellbeing of the community.

Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month and the meeting location varies between the Walkerton Fire Hall and the South Bruce O.P.P. Station in Walkerton.

Meetings will be posted on our Council and Committee Meetings page.

Ontario Provincial Police #PocketYourKeys Campaign to Prevent Vehicle Theft

South Western Ontario is in a high vehicle theft area because of keys being left in vehicles. The Ontario Provincial Police have launched a #PocketYourKeys Campaign to raise awareness. Leaving your keys in the car is an open invitation for the resourceful car thief. Remember these five steps to safeguard your vehicle:

  1. Do not leave keys in your vehicle
  2. Do not leave your vehicle running
  3. Lock up your vehicle
  4. Treat your keys like cash – keep them with you
  5. Install a remote car starter

The O.P.P. have also launched a video explaining vehicle theft in more detail. 

For more information on the #PocketYourKeys campaign visit the O.P.P.'s social media accounts on Twitter. or Facebook, or visit their website.

Ontario Provincial Police Offer Citizen Self Reporting

The Ontario Provincial Police is pleased to offer Citizen Self Reporting, an alternative reporting option that allows the public to report specific crimes to police via the internet, anywhere, anytime.  The OPP's Citizens Self Reporting system allows members of the public to use a computer or mobile device to report an incident without requiring an officer to attend the scene. 

Citizen Self Reporting is simple and convenient and can be used when reporting incidents that do not involve injury or a suspect, or a crime that is not an emergency. The use of this new system is completely optional. Police will still attend a call for service if desired. 

Visit the Reporting page on the O.P.P. website yourself to check it out.

Ontario Provincial Police Offer Text 9-1-1 Service

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is improving its capacity for emergency response and enhancing the safety for an important segment of the communities it serves.

Beginning Wednesday, April 15, 2015 the OPP will be equipped to receive emergency calls for service via Text with 911 (T9-1-1) from people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired (DHHSI) and for which the OPP is the Primary Public Safety Answering Point (P-PSAP).

T9-1-1 enables emergency communication with OPP 9-1-1 call takers via text message (or SMS). In order to use T9-1-1, members of the DHHSI community must register their cell phones with their wireless carrier in advance.  Some older model phones may not be compatible. Those who have more than one cell phone will need to register each phone individually.  The T9-1-1 service is not intended for use by the general public.

An Information Card is available on the OPP website and via several OPP-serviced jurisdictions. More information is also available through the Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association website.

Quotes about Text 9-1-1

"The OPP is committed to increasing accessibility for persons with disabilities, and has made extensive network upgrades to be able to offer Text with 9-1-1 service in the communities we serve." -- Commissioner J.V.N. (Vince) HAWKES

"Preparing to offer Text with 9-1-1 was complex and involved months of collaboration with our service provider and the communities. The OPP appreciates the patience of many stakeholders while we implemented the necessary changes to provide this important and innovative service." - Chief Superintendent Rick BARNUM, Commander - OPP Communications and Technology Services Bureau