Crime Prevention

BlackShades Computer Trojan (RAT-Remote Access Tool)

BlackShades Remote Access Tool - Trojan

This morning's technology headlines are filled with news about a major international cyber-bust around the circulation and use of the Remote Access Tool (RAT) commonly known as BlackShades.

Submit A Crime Tip

Community policing involves the community. This is YOUR community and playing an active role in keeping it safe for yourself and your neighbours is nothing to be ashamed of. The only people who discourage this likely have something to gain by your silence.

Microsoft Calling... You Have A Virus! Redux


The scam has been around for many years, but we are getting reports today of people falling prey. They seem to be targeting Midland again. It unfolds like this... A scammer, often with a thick accent calls you out of the blue and alerts you to a virus on your computer.

Internet Safety Cheat Sheet For Non-Techie Parents

Internet Safety Cheat Sheet

We found this great resource for parents online that can help you understand how to use the parental controls on many popular web sites and devices. While this does not replace real oversight and monitoring of your kids’ online experiences, it can help limit some of the accidental exposure to material that most parents would find inappropriate.

Graffiti & Tagging - A Parent's Guide

Is Your Child A Tagger?

Tagging is not an art form or about expressing oneself. It is vandalism and the destruction of private and public property. Tagging is any unauthorized marking, etching, scratching, drawing, painting or defacing of any surface of public, private, real or personal property. Parents... you may be held liable $$$$ for your children's 'artwork'.

Video: How To Protect Yourself From Phishing E-Mail Scams

Phishing Scams Can Cost You Your Identity

Here is a video we produced that helps you identify 'Phishing' scam emails. Feel free to share it with anyone you think could benefit from it. Phishing scams can cost you your identity.

Midland Police Launches CrimePlot New Crime Mapping Tool

Midland Police launches as tool for the community to visualize crime and police calls for service.

We have just launched a new crime mapping tool that is publicly available at This new website ( is owned and managed by the Midland Police Service.

Tips To Protect Against Internet Phishing E-Mails

Social Engineering

This PDF document shows a summary of the best ways to avoid being snagged in a scammer's 'Phishing' scheme, where you get an email that purports to be from some reputable organization (a form of social engineering) and contains an attachment or link that you need to download or click on.

Cyber Bullying Virus

Another great video short about bullying. Whether you like the 'label' of bullying or not, we should all be responsible for teaching our kids that it is not okay to be mean to each other.

Can You ID These Two Vandals?


Can you help identify these two males who vandalized the new Midland Cultural Centre? The one who actually writes on the building is wearing a large black backpack, out at 1:20am, wearing an unusual narrow brimmed hat which he likely wears routinely to assert his 'individuality'. We need to talk to him about exhibiting his 'artwork' appropriately.