Community Safety and Well-Being
Keeping our community safe is a shared responsibility. The Halton Regional Police Service and Halton Region are setting a new standard in community safety and well-being by taking a multi-sector approach to address risk by increasing protective factors/strategies that will make our community safer and healthier for all. This can be achieved through aligning community goals, integrated programming, collaboration and partnership. This community safety plan focuses on community partners working together to reduce the demand for emergency response and establishing strategies to lead to more positive outcomes.
The Halton Regional Police Service’s commitment to the safety of our citizens support the central theme of the Service’s 2017-2019 Corporate Business Plan: Community Safety and Well-being. The Halton Regional Police Service will reinforce the community safety model by incorporating its principles into the Service’s training, project development, and ongoing initiatives. The Service’s four priorities of focus will include mental health and addictions, vulnerable populations, traffic safety and crime.
2017-2019 Corporate Business Plan: Community Safety and Well-being 6 Goals
- Ensure that Halton maintains the lowest overall crime rate and Crime Severity Index of any comparable-sized community in Canada.
- Deter criminal activity and maximize crime clearance rates - strengthen crime prevention, enhance community policing and safety initiatives, and relentlessly pursue criminals.
- Create a strong community role in building on the four cornerstones of the Halton Regional Police Service Community Safety and Well-being initiative: Emergency Response; Risk Intervention; Prevention; and Social Development.
- Focus on the Service’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan priorities to reflect the key concerns of the community:
- Crime trends (e.g. illegal drugs, organized crime, domestic violence, assaults, property crime, cyberbullying and other technology-based crimes)
- Traffic safety and enforcement (e.g. distracted driving, school zone violations, commercial vehicle infractions)
- Vulnerable persons (e.g. seniors, youth, newcomers to Canada, and victims of human trafficking)
- Mental health and addiction (e.g. using the Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team to better help persons in crisis and more effectively deliver frontline services)
- Engage and mobilize the community, including our Situation Table partners, to collaboratively share responsibility for keeping Halton Region safe.
- Establish and practice leading-edge emergency management measures, working effectively with other community service providers.
Halton Region and the Halton Regional Police Service have developed a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan for public consultation. For more information, please visit: the Halton Region webpage.