The Ontario Provincial Police estimates that each year between $15 and $20 million worth of heavy construction equipment is stolen. The OSWCA has been heavily involved in the area of theft prevention and stolen equipment recovery for its members. The Association encourages Ontarians to report suspicious activity around construction sites during the evening and on weekends. The OSWCA has also offered to double any award given by Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest for stolen equipment. The Association's Volume No. 6 of its equipment identification manual is distributed to OSWCA members and to police agencies in Canada and the US. This guide book is designed to assist law enforcement officers in the location of Vehicle Identification Numbers (V.I.N.) on construction equipment. The OSWCA has produced "Crimestoppers" decals for member contractors to put on their equipment. To order decals, please contact the Association office directly. This website (see link below) has been created by the Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association in an attempt to curb the ever rising criminal activity of theft of heavy construction equipment. You can access the list of recent thefts, report a new theft, order decals, and learn about theft prevention tips and more. Additionally, you can contact OSWCA's Equipment Theft Consultant, George Kleinsteiber at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 705-791-8000.Stolen Heavy Construction Equipment Website
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