Creating a Culture of Community Safety
In order to “capture the pulse of the community” on key issues, the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners hosted two Public Consultations in 2015.
The June 16, 2015 Consultation focused on “Creating a Culture of Community Safety”. The two hour event included an overview by Police Chief Clive Weighill, a panel presentation by Saskatoon community groups and facilitated discussions that involved all attendees. Almost 100 residents attended the Consultation with another approximately 200 residents listening in via live streaming. The summary report which contains links to the Consultation videos is available here.
The Public Consultation of October 7, 2015 began with a presentation by Dr. Linda Duxbury of Carleton University, a highly regarded expert in the field of police service models and change management. That was followed by facilitated discussions with attendees on some key questions on which the Police Commission was seeking public input including the number of officers the Police Service should have, the services that should be provided by police and parameters for the Commission’s upcoming Operations Review. More information is available here.