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Crime Prevention

The Crime Prevention Team (CPT) researches, educates and delivers crime prevention programs in support of evidence-based policing with a specific focus on Cybercrime/Online Safety, Drug Education and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). The CPT also operates a Joint Graffiti Investigative Team (JGIT) in partnership with Calgary Transit Public Safety and Enforcement and Calgary Community Standards. Their primary responsibilities include: abatement, community engagement, education and enforcement of prolific offenders.

Crime Prevention Presentations

Community groups, schools and organizations may request speakers from the CPT to speak on any of the following topics:

 Cybercrime Education

Currently, the CPT offers three cyber-related presentations:

  • Grades 4 to 6: Focusing on digital citizenship
  • Grades 7 to 9: Focusing on online behaviour and the risks of the Internet
  •  Adults: Focusing on personal online safety and the risks to youth online
Some of the topics discussed in these presentations include:
  • 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

With the current opioid epidemic there has been an increased demand for information in respect to substance abuse, and the associated crime implications. This evidence based presentation discusses:
  • The Federal Drugs and Substance Abuse Strategy
  • The Calgary Police Service Drug Strategy
  • Drug trends/issues
  • 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
At this time, the Calgary Police Service are not delivering any presentations relating to the impending legalization of cannabis.

Graffiti/Vandalism Awareness

The unwanted presence of graffiti throughout our city remains a significant concern for the Calgarians. Some of the negative effects include: property damage (and the costs of abatement), a lower perception of safety, and the promotion of hate.
This presentation is designed for youth (grades 4 to 9) or adults, and will help you understand what risks the graffiti culture can pose.
Participants will 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; and
  • The ways to report graffiti and help keep Calgary clean.

To request a community presentation, please use the following form:

  • Crime Prevention Presentation Request (PDF)

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