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Monthly Initiatives

April – Seat Belt Awareness Month

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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Distracted Driving Awareness

The Monthly Traffic Initiative for March is distracted driving. Statistics show, distracted driving greatly increases the likelihood of a collision. When holding, and using a handheld device while driving, your eyes and attention are removed from the roadway, as you focus on another task. In 2021, officers laid 10 charges related to distracted driving. “Mobile…

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New Stunt Driving Laws

On July 1, 2021 new Stunt Driving regulations under the Highway Traffic Act came into effect. Changes include increased penalties for first time convictions, new speed limits considered stunt driving and if you are charged for stunt driving your vehicle will immediately be impounded for 14 days. The average fee to have your vehicle towed…

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Bicycle Registry

Our Bicycle Unit has been regularly patrolling areas of the downtown and officers have seen more people enjoying cycling trails in The City of Sault Ste. Marie. If you live in Sault Ste. Marie or Prince Township please take the opportunity to register your bicycle at saultpolice.ca/reporting. It is quick, easy and if your bicycle…

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Winter Driving Safety

Winter may have been slow to arrive this year but we want to remind drivers in Sault Ste. Marie and Prince Township to prepare for winter driving conditions. We have had some mornings with frost on our windshields and some snow on the ground. Winter like weather leads to slippery conditions, and we all know…

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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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Tips

what3words App Helps To Locate Stranded Hikers

On January 10, 2021 at 3:57 p.m. police were called by a hiker who stated he and two others had become lost while hiking in the Connor Road area. While talking with the stranded hikers, dispatchers were able to get them to download the what3words app. Once they did police and members of Sault Search…

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Crime Prevention Tips For Businesses

The closure of some businesses in Ontario to address the spread of COVID-19 may cause business owners to worry about the security of their business and property. Belo is 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 to…

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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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