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Back to School Safety

On Thursday, September 9 many students and staff are heading back to school, once again under pandemic challenges and concerns. Children in Sault Ste. Marie and Prince Township are excited to be heading back to school to see their classmates, teachers and support staff. Due to this excitement, they may forget to follow traffic rules…

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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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Seat Belt and Window Tint Awareness

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service recognizes April as Seat Belt Awareness Month. This year we also want to remind vehicle owners about the regulations around the amount of tint permitted on vehicle windows. Traffic Sergeant Ray Magnan says “Wearing a seat belt properly is proven to be the most effective way to reduce the…

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Impaired Driving Awareness

December is Impaired Driving Awareness month for the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service. Our Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) initiative also takes place in December. Traditionally there are many gatherings and family get togethers at this time of year so extra emphasis is placed on our R.I.D.E. programs. We’ve put together this video to…

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Festive RIDE Launch

This year has proven, maybe more than any year in recent memory, the importance of family and keeping each other safe. The holiday season especially is a time for enjoying time with friends, family and loved ones. With the launch of the Festive RIDE Campaign, we want to remind everyone to celebrate responsibly. During the…

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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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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…

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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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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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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 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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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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