11 28TH ANNUAL CRIME PREVENTION GUIDE On behalf of the City of Summerside I would like to congratulate the PEI Police Association on the publication of their 28th Annual Crime Prevention Guide. This year’s theme “Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness” is an important topic for our citizens and our community as a whole. Happy and safe families are the foundation of happy and safe communities, so I am pleased this subject will be the focus, as it has the potential to impact all of us. This guide is designed to inform the public on this important issue and provide information on the resources available on PEI to support anyone impacted by addiction to prescription drugs. The most commonly prescribed narcotic pain medications on P.E.I. are Dilaudid, Percocet and Tylenol 3. I also extend congratulations to all police officers whose dedication and commitment help ensure the safety of our residents and visitors to our community every day. You contribute greatly to our exceptional quality of life on PEI and for that we thank you. The City of Summerside is proud to be a part of this publication and its efforts to inform our population about the ramifications of addiction to prescription drugs and its effect on Island families. Informing the public on this growing problem in our communities will educate and inform of the supports available to receive help. As a result, all Island communities can be safe and healthy places to live, grow and prosper. Congratulations! Sincerely, Mayor Bill Martin City of Summerside