About

The Cayuga and District Community Policing Committee is a volunteer citizens group who, in consultation with the Ontario Provincial Police and the local community, identify and address issues of concern in order to reduce crime, improve community safety and maintain social order.


As part of its mandate, the Cayuga & District Community Policing is committed to:

  1. Develop and maintain an effective working partnership between the community and police.
  2. Promote and develop a relationship of trust and respect between the community and police.
  3. Identify and address community issues and concerns.
  4. Promote and encourage a community sense of pride.
  5. Improve the community’s quality of life.

The committee was formed in 2005 by a group of citizens as a result of ongoing concern over incidents of vandalism, mischief and problems with elements of local youth.

As directed by the committee bylaws, the membership consists of an Executive and an unlimited number of members representing the makeup of the community.

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If you have further questions regarding the committee, its initiatives or its bylaws, please feel free to contact us.

CDCPC Initiatives

Youth Education/Participation Programs:

Through outreach in the community and local schools, we train youth to participate in the committee and, in turn, give back to the community. Youth are able to work towards gaining their 40 hours of community service to graduate, while gaining valuable skills.

Crash Re-Enactment Scene:

Working together with our community partners, we stage an annual Crash Re-enactment and Choose Your Ride event to engage local youth and their families and help educate them about the importance of safe driving.

Citizens on Patrol:

This program encourages community walkers to "SAY SOMETHING IF YOU SEE SOMETHING" and keep police apprised of any relevant issues in the community.

Community Education:

With topics such as "Speed Watch", "Identity Theft", "Crime Protection Through Environmental Design (CPTED)" and "Lock It or Lose It", the committee facilitates community presentations designed to promote community safety and based upon feedback from the community as to what the pertinent issues are.

Crash Re-enactment

“DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU” is our annual crash re-enactment, promoting the importance of making responsible choices and the dangers of impaired and distracted driving. The focus has traditionally been on the effects of alcohol, but other intoxicants and distracted driving have been included more recently to address changes in observed behaviour.

May is a month where school proms, bush parties and the BIG May 24th weekend happen. These types of social events contribute to the increased number of fatal crashes that have happened in our community and have taken young lives way too soon! By hosting this crash re-enactment, the Cayuga & District Community Policing Committee reaches out and engages the youth community in a very real and positive way.

In addition to directly educating the public, the event acts as a source of supplemental funding for the four area high schools. Students attending the event are asked to sign in before and after the event, with cash prizes being awarded to each of the schools' student councils based on student participation. Students participating in or assisting with the event also receive volunteer hours towards their graduation requirements.

Check out the full gallery of our 2014 Crash Re-enactment, with images by Wilson's Sports Photography.

Everyone from the community is encourage to attend this event. In addition to receiving a first-hand look at some real-world consequences of poor choices, attendees have access to other displays, activities and resources such as:

  • Access to emergency service and health groups, safety advocacy groups and other local organizations related to the event theme
  • Resource bags containing educational material and information on local community resources
  • "Choose Your Ride" display
  • Air bag detonation demonstration
  • Vehicle roll-over simulator
  • Sledgehammer car smash
  • Barbeque
  • Live bands

If you have any suggestions to improve this event in future years, please contact us.

“Mixed Messages” by the Mixed Company Theater hosted by the Cayuga and District Community Policing Committee on May 12, 13 or 14, 2015. For the past six years the committee has hosted the Crash Re-enactment to demonstrate the consequences of poor choices. In effort to bring positive messaging to a larger number of students in our community, the Cayuga and District Community Policing Committee is bringing this message to the schools (Cayuga, Dunnville, McKinnin Park Secondary Schools).

Mixed Messages uses Forum Theatre to address issues of drugs, alcohol and sexual assault and asks students to discuss what could have been said or done differently to make clearer choices and allow someone to find their voice in uncomfortable situations.

Goals

  • Empowers teens to make healthy choices.
  • Informs students on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Provides students with a toolbox of positive options and solutions to peer pressure.
  • Catalyzing discussion about consent

We would encourage you to have open dialogue with your children before and after the presentation. Additional information can be found on the web site of Mixed Company Theatre

Day One, May 12, 2015 Day Two, May 13, 2015 Day Three, May 14, 2015
8:45am - 10:15am
McKinnon Park Secondary
300 Students 8:55am - 10:15am
Cayuga Secondary
300 Students 9:00am - 10:30am
Hagserville Secondary
300 Students
12:20pm - 1:45pm
Cayuga Secondary
300 Students 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Dunnville Secondary
300 Students 1:00pm - 2:30pm
McKinnon Park Secondary
300 Students

FAQ

For suggestions about talking with teens about the issues raised at this event and others, check out "Talking with Your Teen: Tips for Parents" at healthychildren.org


Questionnaire

For those who attended, please take a moment to fill out our evaluation form.

Resources

Law & Policing

Health & Wellness

Road Safety & Responsibility

Social Services

 

Contact

For any inquiries related to committee activities, please contact committee chair Sharon Arnold at:

info@cayugacommunitypolicing.com

To report problems or make inquiries regarding the website, please contact David Desoer at:

dave@oxblood.ca