RCC has organized an Ontario Crime Prevention Committee in partnership with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) Community Safety and Crime Prevention Committee. The Committee has been established to gain widespread collaboration and active participation in a crime prevention strategy focused on:
1) Addressing jurisdictional boundaries that prevent the seamless and effective exchange of information between retailers, police agencies and the Crown’s office.
2) Bridging the efforts of business, police, courts, and community safety programs supported by government to create a harmonious Community Safety and Security Plan.
3) Creating a multi-jurisdictional provincial unit to focus on Organized Retail Crime.
The initial Committee has representation from retail, the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario College of Pharmacists, Canadian Security Association, OACP and is actively recruiting additional participants, including representation from the Ministry of the Attorney General and Criminal Justice Branch.
OACP Community Safety and Crime Prevention (CSCP) Committee invited Rui Rodrigues to participate in a meeting and share feedback on behalf of retail. Since attending, the OACP CSCP Committee has invited Rui to be a regular member of the Committee.
RCC is hosting the next OACP CSCP Committee meeting at its offices in Toronto.
The Chairs of the CSCP Committee have been given time on the agenda for the OACP Board to present the recommendations arising from the meeting. The OACP Board Chair will then present the information at the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Board meeting.
For questions or more information contact:
Executive Advisor, Loss Prevention and Risk Management