Ottawa Police Graffiti Management Program.

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The best way to reduce the spread of graffiti is to remove it quickly and learn how to prevent it from returning.

Tips to deter graffiti

As a property owner, there are measures you can take to deter graffiti. They include:

  • Plant vines, shrubs or thorny plants to limit access to walls.
  • Increase lighting and visibility. Consider motion or sensor lights to draw attention to any movement on your property.
  • Move vehicles, dumpsters or other items away from walls and cover pipes to prevent access to the roof or upper levels of a building.
  • Consider a graffiti repellent to protect surfaces against graffiti.
  • Use fences and other barriers to discourage through traffic.
  • Encourage community pride and respect in your neighbourhood and involve youth in community graffiti removal project.
  • Consider adding a mural to your property.
  • Encourage neighbours to look out for each other. Start up a Neighbourhood Watch program in your neighbourhood.

 

 

 

 

 

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