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LOCATION: CITY OF GREATER SUDBURY, ONTARIO
DATE: JUNE 5, 2019
In view of the new legislation, there is an opportunity and need to provide municipalities with information (e.g., legislative requirements), training (e.g., safety assessment including community consultations), and insight into experiences and learnings from other municipalities who have developed and implemented CSWB plans.
The Canadian Municipal Network of Crime Prevention (CMNCP) is offering a three-part series on building safer and healthy communities to support municipalities and their multi-sectoral partners in developing and implementing CSWB plans.
Part 1 of the training was co-developed by staff from the Ministry of the Solicitor General (MSG – former Ministry of Community Services and Correctional Services)
This training will provide you with the necessary understanding, knowledge, and practice implications to prepare a municipally-led community safety and well-being (CSWB) plan in collaboration with your policing and community partners that proactively addresses locally identified priority risks and is in line with the new Ontario legislation.
“Pracademics: Bridging the gap between academia and police training”
One of the objectives for OALEP is to provide training and development opportunities for planning professionals in the public safety industry. It makes sense that police educators, as well as law enforcement planner’s, partner, collaborate and learn from each other. As an example both organizations have to continually bridge the gap between where we currently are and where we need to be. One of the ways in which the Canadian Association of Police Educators have provided training opportunities is through our recent national conference.
The June 2018 Risk Symposium, hosted by Peel Regional Police, was a two day event with multiple guest speakers. Peel Regional Police conducted two panel discussions to demonstrate the functionality of their internal Prisoner Management Application System and to introduce how their organization has implemented Mental Health within their Professional Standards Bureau.
“The CPC Library, a National Police Service and the Departmental Library of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, services all Canadian police personnel with their operational, research, professional development, and management information needs.” While the library is physically located in Ottawa, there are numerous resources that are available online, including access to 30 research databases, over 100 e-journals, legal publications and more.
As a chapter of IALEP with more than 15 members, OALEP has been awarded one free registration at the 2018 conference in El Paso, Texas.
We have had a great response from our members regarding the OALEP Contact List: 41 members from 18 different police services have signed up and provided their contact information. The contact list can be downloaded from the Contact List page under the Membership menu. This list is only accessible to people who have registered for access to the Members Only sections of the website. You can register for access here.
One of the main priorities of OALEP is to facilitate communication and networking among our members. After exploring different online options, we will be posting a straightforward contact list on our website that members can download and use.
Scheduling meetings is never straightforward. There are a few free resources out there that might make it a little easier.
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.