Langley City Launches Crime Prevention Campaign

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Date: 
October 27, 2017

Public Safety Week Starts on November 1

Press Release

Langley City, British Columbia – Langley City Council designated the Crime Prevention Task Group to implement strategic objectives and to accomplish some of the goals recommended within the Crime Prevention Strategic Plan. With the Crime Prevention Task Group’s guidance, the City of Langley and the Langley RCMP have joined forces to create a digital media campaign to inform, educate, and encourage citizens to join the cause – to strengthen partnerships while preventing and reducing crime in the community.

In the spirit of Public Safety week on November 1, the City will be launching a crime prevention campaign to encourage residents and businesses to share information and reduce crime by signing up for existing RCMP community programs such as Block Watch, Business Link and Crime-Free Multi-Housing.

Block Watch, a proven and successful RCMP run Crime Prevention Program, encourages neighbours to look out for each other, network and share information, thereby reducing crime and creating a sense of community ownership and connection with their neighbourhood. For more information contact the Langley RCMP Detachment Block Watch coordinator at 604-532-3213.

Business Link was established two years ago by the RCMP as a program designed to enhance communications between the police and the business community in order to reduce crime. Langley businesses can request a free security assessment and presentation to assist them in helping to protect their assets and create a safe environment. For more information, call the Business Link Coordinator at 604-532-3212. 

Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program (CFMH) is designed to help owners, managers, residents, police and other agencies work together to keep illegal and nuisance activity off multi-family property. The RCMP has a long standing success with this program. For more information, on Crime-Free Multi-Housing call the Coordinator at 604 514-2870.

“Crime Prevention is everyone’s business. Together, we can protect ourselves, our neighbours, and our community,” explained Mayor Ted Schaffer, “Sign up for one of the crime prevention programs to make your community a vibrant, healthy and safe community for all.”

“Crime does not take a holiday and neither should crime prevention. We all need to regularly revisit our crime prevention habits, says Superintendent Murray Power the Officer in Charge of Langley RCMP, “If our Block Watch efforts have sagged in a particular neighbourhood now is a good time to renew them. Conversely, with the growth in Langley City now is a good time to start a new neighbourhood program up. There is no need to wait for the criminals to force the issue. As a community, if we each do our part, however large or small, together we can maintain a safe community.”

Residents and businesses are encouraged to participate. For more information visit the Langley RCMP or contact your local community policing office.

 

Media Contacts:

Samantha Paulson
Communications Officer
City of Langley
City Hall, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley BC, V3A 4B3
Office: 604.514.2823
Email: spaulson@langleycity.ca

 

Cpl. Craig van Herk
Media Relations Officer
Langley RCMP 
22180 48a Avenue, Langley BC, V3B 187
Office: 604 532-3209 
Cell: 778 987-4931
Fax: 604 532-3365
Email: craig.vanherk@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Langley City Hall

20399 Douglas Crescent   Langley  BC  V3A 4B3
Phone 604 514 2800   Fax 604 530 4371

Hours of operation:
Monday -  Friday   8:30am  -  4:30pm

In the event of an after-hours emergency (such as a water main break, flood or critical service disruption) standby operations personnel can be notified through Surrey Fire Dispatch at 604 534 3496