(12:30 p.m.)Earlier today, Halifax Regional Police, Dalhousie University Security and Coburg Coffee announced an initiative aimed at fighting crime one coffee at a time.
Each coffee and other hot beverage served at Coburg Coffee over the next several months will feature a sleeve showcasing a crime prevention tip. The sleeves include one of three crime prevention tips aimed at changing people’s behaviour to decrease break and enters, thefts from motor vehicles and liquor-related offences.
“These types of initiatives would not be possible without community-minded partners. We thank both Dalhousie University and Coburg Coffee for entering into this partnership with Halifax Regional Police and helping us to enhance public safety,” says Supt. Don Spicer, the HRM Public Safety Officer.
“This partnership provides a great opportunity to reinforce the crime prevention work that we do on campus. It’s an effective way to deliver our personal safety message beyond our student spaces and into our shared community,” says Michael Burns, Dalhousie University Security.
This initiative is part of the overall HRM Public Safety Strategy which sees police using new and innovative ways to reach out to citizens. Over the last year, Halifax Regional Police has included crime prevention messages on Metro Transit bus ads and car air fresheners, launched a number of social media campaigns to educate citizens about the incidence of different crime types and created an on-line video series.
Check out HRP’s crime prevention and public safety initiatives at halifax.ca, facebook.com/HalifaxRegionalPolice, Twitter@HfxRegPolice and youtube.com/HfxRegPolice. You can also visit the HRM Public Safety Officer’s blog at spotlightonpublicsafety.wordpress.com. For information on Dalhousie University Security, check out Twitter@DalSecurity.