Statistics show seniors are the least victimized group for most crimes, however, many seniors list “fear of crime” as one of their biggest concerns.
College and university campuses offer not only an environment for learning, but also a fun place to meet new friends, have new experiences and gain independence. Many college/university campuses are a micropolitan of the cities they are located in and are not immune from the safety and security issues found in their communities.
Young people are our future. One day the ‘young people’ will be the ‘adults’ and society’s leaders. Engaging youth in meaningful engagement can have a positive and diverse impact on them as individuals as well as well as their peers.
OCS Volunteer Rosalie G. accompanying trick or treaters in Qualicum Beach on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017.
1) File 2017-9811 On October 10, Oceanside RCMP received a complaint from a homeowner who stated, on October 22nd, 2017, he heard some banging on his property. He investigated and found a man in a grey Ford Ranger, Alberta plate BPG-9850, loading scrap lumber into the box. The male had climbed a fence and was tossing the wood into his truck.
Sexual Violence is a general term that describes behaviours and actions that are sexual in nature are unwanted, coerced, and committed without consent. Sexual violence is a continuum of behaviours and actions including, but not limited to:
- Sexist jokes or explicit comments, catcalling, homophobic slurs, spreading rumours about someone’s sexuality
- Harassment, stalking,
- Sexual exploitation, trafficking
- Groping or unwanted sexual touching, flashing, sexual assault, child sexual assault, indecent exposure
Crime can be devastating to businesses small and large. Shoplifting, robbery, credit/debit card fraud, break and enter, vandalism and employee theft impacts the assets and safety of a business, no matter what size.
In an attempt to lay the foundation for preventing crime in the work place, businesses are encouraged to examine the physical layout, overall security, hiring practices and number of employees to access their internal and external vulnerabilities and threats.
Oceanside Community Safety distributed one hundred ICBC Reflectors and over one hundred RCMP stickers to children and adults participating in the Qualicum Beach Halloween Walk.
As citizens, we all have the potential to actively play a role in preventing violence against vulnerable populations within our society. In the course of one’s daily life, chances are that at some point has heard or seen someone act in a way that was derogatory, degrading, abusive or violent towards a fellow member of the community.
KIDS! Bring your grown-ups to go TRICK-OR-TREATING downtown Qualicum Beach this Hallowe'en between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm! Just look for the Orange & Black Balloons to find your treats! PLUS so much more going on!