Seniors are often victims of Cons and Frauds because seniors are often stereotyped as being:
- weak & frail
- individuals who always carry lots of cash with them
- easy targets
Crime Prevention is mostly a matter of awareness. Most crimes take advantage of opportunity. Reducing or removing the opportunity, reduces the possibility of becoming a victim.
Your Regional District of Central Okanagan Crime Prevention Coordinator can assist Seniors from becoming victimized through educational/awareness seminars geared at:
- Safety on the Street
- Safety in the Home
- Cons & Frauds
Please contact the Crime Prevention Coordinator at 250-707-8021 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Police Offices throughout the Central Okanagan also offer a special program to ensure the safety of seniors. Click on the link if you'd like to learn more about the Seniors Contact Program and who qualifies for participation in it.