Police across Canada supporting the Turn Back Crime campaign
LYON, France – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are the latest supporters of INTERPOL’s Turn Back Crime global awareness campaign, drawing attention to the role the general public can play in reducing the impact of crime.
In a video message on behalf of ‘the Mounties’, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson warns, “Organized crime groups are increasingly sophisticated in their methods of obtaining profit from offences.
“We want to empower people to make informed choices about the products they buy and the way they use the Internet,” said Commissioner Paulson.
Organized crime groups networks are behind the trafficking of various commodities such as illicit goods, fake medicines, drugs, arms, or even people, while they exploit new technology for their own gain.
“With the public at risk from a wide range of crimes – from illicit goods that are often sub-standard and potentially life threatening, to online dangers – it is vital that we create awareness, generate engagement and encourage action,” said Executive Director of the Campaign, Roraimi A. Andriani.
“We are delighted to have the support of the RCMP in spreading this message internationally,” added Mrs Andriani.
The RCMP is the most recent law enforcement organization to back the Turn Back Crime campaign which highlights the dangers of organized crime and the effect on people’s day-to-day lives.
Using a variety of media channels – including video, website and social networks – the campaign provides advice on how to stay safe and encourages the general public, businesses and governments to become actors in our collective efforts to turn back crime.
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