(Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design president Const. Tom McKay presents Ward 9 Coun. Pat Saito with an award on Oct. 27, 2015. Photo: City of Mississauga).
A long-time city councillor is being honoured for her commitment to crime deterrence over the last two decades.
“Working to prevent crime in Mississauga has always been a priority for me and I have seen first-hand how proper planning can create safer communities,” said Ward 9 Coun. Pat Saito. She was named to the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Ontario Honour Roll, CPTED Ontario’s highest honour, on Oct. 27.
Saito said she’s honoured to be recognized.
“To have my name added to the Ontario Honour Roll for something I believe so strongly in, is a bonus,” she said.
Saito played a key role in founding the Mississauga Crime Prevention Association, now called Safe City Mississauga and spearheaded the development of Peel’s first community police station at Meadowvale Town Centre.
Saito also initiated and served on the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network to develop a youth crime strategy, and represented the city on the Peel Police Internet Safety Committee.
Saito is the second person to be named to this honour over the organization’s 15-year history, following criminologist and author Timothy D. Crowe.