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Crime Prevention

The Calgary Police Service Crime Prevention Team (CPT) researches, educates and delivers crime prevention programs in support of evidence-based policing to help enhance the safety, security and quality of life of Calgarians. 

Crime Prevention Presentations

Community groups, schools and organizations may request speakers from the Crime Prevention Team to speak on different topics. The current presentations we offer are:

Cybercrime Education

This presentation, to either youth (grades 4 to 9) or adults, will help you understand what risks the Internet can pose. Participants will learn about:

  • Cyberbullying
  • The current risks businesses, governments and individuals face from cybercrime
  • The ‘deep web’ and how it is impacting law enforcement
  • The permanency of the Internet and managing your digital footprint
  • Being a good digital citizen
  • Effectively monitoring and shaping children’s use of the Internet
  • The dangers of malware on computers and devices
  • Online predators and preventing children from becoming victims
  • Online identity theft
  • The risks of online gaming

Drug Awareness

This presentation is targeted both at youth and parents who want to know more about drugs. When discussing drugs with youth, it is important to provide them with credible information, and this course will equip any adult to have those conversations. Participants will learn about:

  • The current drugs we are finding on the street, how they are used, what dangers they pose to users, and how to recognize the signs of their use.
  • Fentanyl abuse, its history and the impact it is having on Calgary.
  • Recognizing the signs of drug overdose and what you should do when it happens.
  • The resources for preventing drug use that are available to youth and families.

Graffiti/Vandalism Awareness

This presentation is offered to members of the community and youth (grades 4 to 7). Participants learn about:

  • The different roles of police officers, bylaw officers and transit officers
  • The difference between graffiti that is art and graffiti that is vandalism
  • Effects graffiti has on property owners and the community
  • Consequences offenders face for graffiti vandalism
  • The ways to report graffiti and help keep Calgary clean

For questions about Crime Prevention initiatives please contact the Crime Prevention Team at 403-428-8399.