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Ontario Government Puts Limits on Private Social Gatherings

The Ontario Government has taken further action to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by putting limits on the number of people permitted to attend unmonitored and private social gatherings across the entire province.The new limit on the number of people allowed to attend an unmonitored private social gathering across the province is: 10 people at…

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Back to School Safety

This year back to school will bring challenges never before seen in our community. The ongoing pandemic has changed our daily lives. Children in our community are getting ready to return to school and see their friends and teachers. Others will remain at home, taking part in remote learning or home schooling. We want to…

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Integrated Municipal Enforcement Team (IMET) Formed

Recently the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, Sault Fire Services, City of Sault Ste. Marie Building and By-Law, the housing commission and other partner agencies formed the Integrated Municipal Enforcement Team, known as IMET. This enforcement oriented team brings together all agencies with enforcement mandates, with the support of other partner agencies, to develop action…

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Bicycle Patrol

This summer members of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service are actively patrolling the downtown core on bicycles. The officers will focus their efforts strategically in an effort to improve public safety, particularly in the downtown. For more on the advantages of Bicycle Patrol, please view the attached video to hear from officers who are…

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Safe Place Program

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service and Circle K have come together to implement the Safe Place Program in all local Circle K stores. The initiative encourages all victims of crime and any community members in need of police assistance to report incidents at designated businesses displaying the Safe Place decal. A Safe Place decal…

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Bicycle Unit Patrolling Downtown

In recent weeks you may have seen Sault Ste. Marie Police Service officers patrolling areas of the downtown on bicycles. We want to let the community know our Bicycle Unit will be patrolling the downtown area during the day on a regular basis as long as the weather permits. “Bicycles are a highly effective method…

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Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

What is the EMCPA? The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) establishes the province’s legal basis and framework for managing emergencies. The EMCPA provides emergency powers to the Premier of Ontario and the Lieutenant Governor in Council, in order for the provincial government to have the necessary power to react quickly to an emergency…

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April – Seat Belt Awareness

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service recognizes April as Seat Belt Awareness Month. Traffic Sergeant Ray Magnan says “Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to reduce the chance of injury or death while travelling in a motor vehicle. Promoting seat belt safety and education is an important part of our commitment to…

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March – Distracted Driving Awareness

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service recognizes March as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. We urge every driver to please put down their mobile devices while driving. Provincial statistics show a driver using a mobile device is four times more likely to crash than a driver who is focused on the roadway and a person is…

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November – Winter Driving Safety

With the fall season nearing an end, we want to remind drivers in Sault Ste. Marie and Prince Township to prepare for winter driving conditions. We have already experienced a few mornings with slippery conditions due to frost, and we all know winter driving can be tricky at times. November is winter driving safety month…

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Tips

Sault Police Launch Online Reporting

Today we are proud to announce the official launch of our online crime reporting system. This tool will allow the people we serve to easily file reports for some crimes online. This system is not only more convenient for the people of Sault Ste. Marie and Prince Township, but it also reduces physical contact between…

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Crime Prevention Tips For Businesses

The closure of non-essential businesses in Ontario to address the spread of COVID-19 may cause business owners to worry about the safety of their business and property. We’ve put together a list of tips for business owners that may help prevent crime to their business and property. We suggest business owners; Remove valuables from storefronts…

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Security Camera Installation Tips

Security Camera Installation Tips

Detective Constable Mike Rogers provides a couple simple tips on how to best install security cameras to protect your property. By following these tips, you are more likely to capture a quality image of any suspect involved in potential property crime incidents. Please note: This video DOES NOT feature a real crime in progress. This…

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Safety and Security Tips to Prevent Property Crime

We recommend everyone in Sault Ste. Marie and Prince Township to take a proactive approach to keeping their home and property safe. If you utilize some simple Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) techniques you can greatly reduce the risk of becoming a victim of property theft or a break in. Lightbulb-on Maintain clear line…

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