Blue Dog Project launched in Chinatown
April 12, 2018
Toronto Police 52 Division launched the 8th crime prevention project with Chinatown Business Improvement Area today. The Blue Dog Project is a ten-week project focusing on crime prevention including local disorder issues related to theft from autos, shoplifting, panhandling, public intoxication, drugs and any related problems.
Toronto police will direct additional patrols in the Chinatown area and present workshop to seniors in English, Cantonese and Mandarin to raise the awareness of fraudulent scams. Toronto Police Deputy Chief Peter Yuen concerns the overall family running business in Chinatown, he said in the press conference “they are strong business but do not have all the latest fraudulent information, so we are here to improve.”
“Chinatown is a safe area. However, it is very important for us to build relationships with the business owners,” said 52 Division Staff Sergeant Matthew Moyer, “we will talk to the business owners and review the crime prevention strategies with them.”
Tony Yu, Chair of Chinatown BIA thanks Toronto Police for the assistant in Chinatown area, “Chinatown BIA encourages business owners and residents to help each other, report suspicious activities to Toronto Police to prevent crimes and bring Chinatown a better place.”