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Downtown Community Safety Hub now operational

The city's downtown Community Safety Hub opened last week.

The city's downtown Community Safety Hub opened last week.

The office, located at Second Avenue and George Street, provides a meeting and work space for city bylaw officers, Northern Health, RCMP, BC Housing, the Prince George Native Friendship Centre, Downtown Prince George, the B.C. Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction and other agencies.

“Council would like to thank all of our partner agencies for continuing to work with the City of Prince George to improve health, safety, and well-being for all of our residents, particularly downtown where the Hub is located,” Mayor Lyn Hall said in a press release. “These agencies have committed significant resources to the Community Safety Hub which reflects the priority they place on service coordination and communication. Council also thanks the Committee membership for their important contribution to the well-being of our residents.” 

The hub is not open to the public, and members of the public should contact the various agencies through their normal numbers to report a problem downtown or request more information.

Funding for the initiative was part of a package of measures approved in the city's 2020 budget to improve safety downtown.