Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Toronto Police, TPSLinks Safety Advice

This is not just good Christmas advice, but good advice for all year.

1. Leave exterior house lighting on
2. Keep driveways and sidewalks shovelled
3. Pick up newspapers and mail
4. Ensure clear sight lines around your property
5. Do not leave gifts on display inside your residence
6. Keep car keys, laptops, wallets and purses secure and away from your front doors
7. Ensure patio doors are secured
8. Do not leave large quantities of cash or jewelry inside your home
9. If you have an alarm system, ensure that it is functioning properly and is activated, even when you're home, and
10. Be a nosy neighbour and report any suspicious activity to police.

Take care

Friday, December 10, 2010

Community Event: Domestic Violence Awareness, Saturday, December 11, 2010

Domestic Violence Awareness Month seminar hosted by 22 Division Officers

When: Saturday, December 11, 2010
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: The Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
Contact: For more information contact Constable Mitch LeBlanc at 416.808.2208

The focus of the seminar is to dispel myths and have an open discussion on domestic violence. M.P.P. Laurel Broten, Minister for Youth and Womens issues and Superintendent Paul Gottschalk of 22 Division will be on hand as guest speakers. Topics on different aspects of domestic violence will be presented from guest speakers from Lamp Community Health Centre, Victim Services Toronto, TPS Community Mobilization Unit, 22 Division Domestic Violence Unit and the Crown Attorney's office from 2201 Finch Avenue West. Members of the public and media are encouraged to attend and discuss this serious issue that affects our community.

Take care

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Toronto District High School, Safe Schools Policies and Procedures

Safe Schools Policies and Procedures

Here is a list of all the policies and procedures the the Toronto District High School have in place to help keep schools safe or else go to www.tdsb.on.ca

Click links to launch policies and procedures:

If you are being bullied or you are a parent of a youth being bullied and you feel the school is not responding or able to help, contact Safe Schools through the Board (for TDSB):

1. call 5050 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 5N8. The general telephone is 416-397-3000.
2. ask what family of schools your school is in e.g. South-West 3, and
3. ask for the name and number of the family's Safe Schools Representative

Take care

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Activity Report from an OurLakeshore.net writer

Just wanted to warn everyone out there - our car has been broken into twice in the past month. We live on 5th and it's happened the exact same way both times: overnight (between 10pm and 7am) while our car was in the front laneway. It's happened the only two times we've accidently (foolishly) forgotten to lock the car. This would indicate to me that someone's coming by every night checking car door handles and hitting the ones that are unlocked. The silver lining is that they aren't smashing windows, and in our case they've only ever grabbed loonies of the dash and a cheap pair of gas station sun glasses... but it still is a violation and they clearly rifle through everything.

So make double sure you're locking up at night, don't keep valuables in your car, and everyone keep your eyes open for suspicious characters checking door handles in the middle of the night.

Take care