Cottage Watch is a partnership for cottage safety The Federation of Ontario Cottage Associations – this site includes information about Cottage Watch The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Federation of Ontario Cottage Associations Inc. (F.O.C.A.) and local cottage associations have grouped together to provide a crime prevention program with three main components.

  1. Target hardening
  2. Community patrols
  3. Police teams

What is Cottage Watch? A community crime prevention program that:

  • promotes cottage safety and security
  • develops a partnership involving the police, your association and corporate sponsors.

How Does Cottage Watch Work? As a member of the cottage community, you become a partner by simply reporting suspicious persons or activities to the police. You are encouraged to:

  • record license plate numbers and descriptions of any suspicious vehicles in your neighbourhood.
  • watch for strangers in your neighbourhood.
  • watch for persons taking “shortcuts” through your property.
  • watch for vehicles making repeat visits through your neighbourhood.