Durham police want to help Whitby and the community heal after the vicious attack of a woman jogging there last month.
The attack of a Whitby woman July 28 shocked many in the area and left many citizens feeling vulnerable and unsafe.
The virtual ‘Take Back the Walk’ event Thursday, nearly one month after the attack, will help provide the community with a sense of safety.
A small group of officers and committee members will be walking in Whitby Thursday and are encouraging everyone to do their own walks, in their own neighbourhoods, due to the pandemic.
They are also highlighting the DRPS ‘Security Camera Registry’ where residents and business owners in Durham Region can register the location of their security cameras with police. This helps officers when they are investigating a crime that takes place near the cameras. To register click here and check off ‘Security Camera Registry.’
The ‘Take Back the Walk’ event starts Thursday at 3 p.m.
Those attending virtually are asked to take a picture for social media, tagging @DRPS and using the hashtag #takebackthewalk.
If you’re going, it’s suggested you wear orange in support of the elimination of violence against women.
They also say when walking, go in pairs, carry a cellphone, let someone know your route and stick to well-lit paths. Report any suspicious activity to the police.