The Edmonton Police Service is known for community policing and violence reduction. A major part of this is preventing problems before they occur. This strategy of prevention, intervention, and suppression guides the EPS in its day-to-day activities.
As a cornerstone, Crime Prevention empowers the community to ensure they take necessary precautions to prevent crimes occurring to them or to the ones they love.
The EPS provides information and programs about Home and Property Safety, Personal & Family Safety , Community Safety and Neighbourhood Empowerment Teams.
“Every day, police respond to the victims of crime who suffer great pain and loss, and fraud victims are no different,” says Insp. Peter Bruni-Bossio with the EPS Major Crimes Branch. “Fraudsters take advantage of our human nature, so we can lose more than money or property or identity, we often lose our dignity and trust. As a community we need to reach out to these victims, share their stories, and build a greater awareness of fraud so we can prevent further victimization in the future."
Throughout Fraud Prevention Month (March), EPS and its partners will be highlighting common frauds such as: mortgage fraud and grandparent scams, high-pressure door-to-door sales scams, stolen credit card fraud, cybercrimes and mass marketing schemes, and identity theft.