The City of Prince George conducting a review of policing, and the need for police resources in the city.
As part of the review, the city is seeking public input though an online survey available on the city’s website until June 1 at 4:30 p.m.
“This project is in direct response to a request from City Council to better understand the resource needs of the RCMP and whether we are meeting the needs of our community,” Prince George RCMP Supt. Shaun Wright said in a statement issued by the city. “We are pleased to have experts in this type of research leading this important project.”
The project is being conducted by researchers Curt Taylor Griffiths, Eli Sopow and Josh Murphy of Simon Fraser University, University Canada West and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The review is being conducted this summer, with a final report expected in the early fall.
“The project will examine the demand environment in which the detachment works, how detachment resources are allocated to meet those demands, the identification of any resource gaps in the capacity of the detachment to ensure the safety and security of the community, and whether there are strategies to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of police services,” a statement issued by the city said. “The findings from the study will identify the resources that will be required to ensure community safety and well-being and provide materials to inform council’s decision-making with respect to police funding.”