Brampton - September marks the return of students to school and with it
two popular Peel Regional Police Crime Prevention Academies.
The first course, known as the Crime Prevention Academy, is
a free very popular program, which is now entering its 13th year. The Crime Prevention Academy is designed to
teach adults (16 years and older) everything they need to know to keep
themselves and their property safe! The
course will be held one night a week, over a six week period, beginning Tuesday
September 10, 2013. Participants will
receive fifteen hours of training in a variety of topics, including home
security, fraud and identity theft, personal safety and dealing with common
neighbourhood problems. A certificate of completion will be issued at the
conclusion of the course for persons who attended all six sessions.
The second free course is known as the Parents’ Crime
Prevention Academy. It is designed to
teach parents everything they need to know to keep their children safe. The course will be held one night a week,
over a five week period, beginning Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Participants will receive twelve and a half
hours of training in a variety of topics, including creating a healthy family
environment, drug education, cyber safety and cyber bullying, and
street-proofing. A certificate of
completion will be issued at the conclusion of the course for persons who
attended all five sessions.
Both Academies are held in the Community Room of the Emil V.
Kolb Centre for Police Excellence, located at 180 Derry Road East,
Mississauga. Participants can register
on-line by visiting the Peel Regional Police web site at www.peelpolice.ca,
then clicking on Crime Prevention Services and following the prompts.
For further information, please contact Constable Tom McKay
at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4025. For media
inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations officer at (905)
453-2121, ext. 4027.