Spring has sprung! Let me start by wishing you the best of the season on behalf of the Halton Regional Police Service. The early months of 2017 have been busy and we have a number of exciting and important community safety and well-being initiatives planned as we move toward Canada’s milestone 150th.
This past January our Service launched its official 2017-2019 Corporate Business Plan. The document, which commits us to Be the Leader in Community Safety and Policing Excellence and outlines specific goals to achieve it, is the product of extensive internal and external consultation. Rooted in a Community First philosophy, our Plan focuses on four central themes (Community Safety and Well-being, Outreach and Collaboration, Organizational Capacity, and Organizational Excellence), and shapes policing priorities for the next three years.
Building upon this and as we head into May, we are continuing to work toward finalizing our Region’s inaugural Community Safety and Well-being Plan in partnership with Halton Region. The innovative Plan recognizes that the first pillar of our Corporate Business Plan - Community Safety and Well-being - are mutual responsibilities and establishes a framework for agencies to collaborate on shared matters impacting the quality of life in our municipality.
Additional information on both Plans and what they mean for you and your family will be available on our website: www.haltonpolice.ca.
Speaking of family, I am excited to announce that our Service’s 18th Annual Police Day will be held on Saturday, May 13 from 10am until 2pm at Police Headquarters (1151 Bronte Road, Oakville). Join us rain or shine as we kick-off Police Week with interactive displays, live demonstrations, entertainment, and 30th Anniversary tours of our Children’s Safety Village for our youngest guests. This year’s event - the last at our current location - is certain to be a memorable one. We hope to see you there.
In closing, ensuring that Halton Region retains its notable distinction as Canada’s safest regional municipality is no easy feat. Key to this is our ability to work with you, the people we serve, to not only help prevent and report crime but to foster the development of initiatives that benefit us all. This remains the essence of our motto: One Vision, One Mission, One Team.
Thank you for helping us put Community First.
May you and yours safely enjoy all that Halton Region has to offer as we fast approach July 1!
Stephen J. Tanner