Conference News – Open Analytics for Community Safety and Wellbeing

If the subject of Community Safety and Well-being (CSWB) hasn’t been on your radar yet, it soon will be. One of the requirements of Bill 175 is for municipalities to develop CSWB plans. While the responsibility for this falls to the municipalities to develop, we have all recognized the need to collaborate with community partners across sectors in order to realize meaningful and sustainable change. With this also comes the need to leverage the data in our systems to identify priorities and opportunities as well as to measure outcomes.

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Conference News – Canadian Lean Summit, Innovation and Continuous Improvement

From April 23 to 25th, 2018 I had the opportunity to attend and speak at the 2018 Canadian Public Sector Lean Summit. Hosted by the City of Fredericton, it is now it’s in its third year, drawing mainly public sector Lean Six Sigma (LSS) organizational practitioners such as Municipalities, Police, and Provincial and Federal government with over 350 attendees.

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Welcome to our New Vice President

The OALEP Executive would like to take the opportunity to welcome Robin Marcotte to the position of Vice President. Robin was elected for this two year term at our Spring Symposium in Barrie. He joins us from the Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) and has 20 years of experience in policing from both Greater Sudbury and Peel Regional Police Services. As the Special Projects Sergeant at GSPS, Robin coordinates and supervises all special projects that originate from within the Executive Services Division as well as supervises the Research Development and Analytics Unit.

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OALEP and Peel to Co-host the Canadian Police Staffing Symposium

Mark your calendars – OALEP and the Peel Regional Police Service will be co-hosting the 3rd annual Canadian Police Staffing Symposium from November 6 to 8, 2018. We will carry on the tradition of having the event professionally facilitated by Dr. Alexander Weiss, who has over three decades of experience as a public safety practitioner, researcher, trainer and consultant. Some of the police staffing reports he has worked on are available on his website at http://www.alexanderweissconsulting.com/.

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