Sarnia Police “Shred It” Event file photo of Sarnia police cruisers. (Photo by Melanie Irwin)

It’s in an effort to prevent fraud type offences and identity theft.

Sarnia police are hosting the ninth annual “Shred It” event today(April 26).

Constable Les Jones says it has become a staple in the Sarnia community.

The event welcomes personal and confidential documents like bills, to be shredded.

It runs from 10am-2pm at the Walmart parking lot on Quinn Dr.