Safety & Security in Pitt Meadows
What can we do to enhance safety and security
in Pitt Meadows?
The City and the Katzie First Nation have been connecting with local stakeholders to identify issues and gather information on how we can connect law enforcement with other non-police organizations to create a “safety and security web” of services to better connect and serve the community.
On March 25, 2017, around 60 residents joined a community dialogue session at the Pitt Meadows Seniors Centre to discuss HOW we can enhance safety and security in our community, and WHO can help us create these connections in relation to Traffic Safety, Mental Health & Addictions, Housing, Youth/Schools, Seniors Services and a Strong Economy. All the input and feedback was compiled and presented in a summary report.
What we've been doing
Mayor's Memo (Nov 10, 2016)
Video of Council discussion of Safety & Security Web initiative (Nov 15, 2016 Council Meeting)
Steering Committee Meeting agenda (March 4, 2016)
Safety & Security Community Discussion Agenda (March 25, 2017)
Pitt Meadows & Katzie First Nation - Safety & Security Web - Summary of Community Engagement (May 2017)
Police in Canada are facing unprecedented internal and external challenges, many of which are rooted in the changing context in which police now operate. At the same time, significant new opportunities are emerging that can help police services to better adjust and ultimately prosper in the evolving safety and security landscape.
Foremost among these changes has been the growth of the safety and security web. The web comprises an increasing number of nonpolice organizations — including private security, local health professionals, community and municipal groups, and other government organizations — that now interact with one another and with police in the provision of safety and security. Working effectively within and through this web — rather than as isolated entities — will allow policing organizations to better respond to existing and emerging issues.
For more background on the safety and security web, review the Executive Summary of the report Policing Canada in the 21st Century: New Policing for New Challenges
Check out this video of the day's activities:
Photos from March 25 Community Discussion at Pitt Meadows Seniors Centre: