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.
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.
With the upcoming legislative changes regarding cannabis, police planners are constantly being asked for information, data and projections on cannabis use and impact on policing. Get the most recent data from Statistics Canada at https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/13-610-x/13-610-x2018001-eng.htm.
Are you a subject matter expert in a key area of law enforcement planning? Have you been looking for a way to contribute to your profession? Are you willing to share your knowledge with new law enforcement planners?
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.
Last month, over 40 police planners from across the province met in Barrie to discuss Best Practices in a Changing Environment. Our keynote speaker, Deputy Minister Matt Torigian, spoke to the changes being brought in under Bill 175 and fielded questions about the new legislation.
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/.
Webinars are a great way to brush up on your skills and learn some new tricks. Because they are inexpensive to run, they are inexpensive (or free!) to take.
On March 12, 2018 the new and improved OALEP.ca website launched. The site features many of the suggestions that members brought forward in the 2017 member survey. Below is a brief overview of our new website.
by Jen Ghadiali, OALEP Program Director
OALEP’s Spring Symposium is rapidly approaching. Planners from law enforcement and public safety agencies across Ontario (and broader) will be gathering at the beautiful Horseshoe Resort in Barrie, May 8-10th to network, share ideas and information, and hear from distinguished speakers on some of the most pressing issues facing law enforcement in 2018.