Theft of metal, a serious risk to the community and emergency personnel.
Each year across North America, thieves are killed or seriously injured in efforts to steal copper and other metal from electrical facilities, industrial sites and homes.
These thefts also place the general public at risk by removing critical safety infrastructure which can cause fatal results kilometers from the
site of the theft. In fact, destabilization of the electrical grid can cause potential fire hazards to home owners as well as businesses and can cause costly damage to electrical equipment.
Operation Hands Off is a coordinated program in cooperation with many Electrical Utility companies to prevent theft by marking metal with MicroDotDNA and Forensic markers for police identification.
The Canadian Association of Recycling Industries participates in this program and inspects material for identification at the recycling centers.
This program involves all stakeholders and you can be part of the solution.
Keep an eye out at local hydro facilities and businesses.
Report suspicious activities to police at 911 or anonymously to Crimestoppers.
Help Stop Metal Theft