Municipal Policing Advisory Committee

Municipal Policing Advisory Committee

Establishment

The City of Grande Prairie's Municipal Policing Advisory Committee was established to function as a Committee of Council and is guided by the Boards and Committees Bylaw C-1422.

Mandate

The Committee shall:

  • make recommendations to Council and Administration, through the appropriate Standing Committee, on policy matters relating to the maintenance of law and order within the City regarding the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Grande Prairie Enforcement Services (GPES);
  • provide community feedback to the RCMP, GPES, and Administration on policing, strategies, and activities;
  • in consultation with the RCMP, GPES and Administration provide input with the development of respective yearly plans of priorities and strategies for municipal policing; and
  • carry out any further duties and powers as Council may from time to time assign by resolution.

Membership

The Committee shall consist of a maximum of seven (7) voting members who shall be appointed by resolution of Council as follows:

  • two (2) Councillors; and
  • five (5) Public Members, one (1) of which may be a youth representative

All persons appointed to the Committee shall:

  • undertake a criminal records review and suitability screening through the RCMP at the City's expense;
  • be a Canadian Citizen or a landed immigrant and resident of the City for at least six (6) consecutive months immediately preceding the date of applying for a position as a citizen member; and
  • be of the full age of eighteen (18) years, except for a youth representative, who shall be at least sixteen (16) years of age.

Term

As set out in the Boards and Committees Bylaw C-1422

Meeting Time

The Committee shall approve a regular schedule of meetings including a minimum of four (4) meetings held annually.

Remuneration

NIL. This is a volunteer position.

Deadline

The deadline has now passed. Applications will be accepted in Fall 2022 for Public Member positions available in 2023.

RCMP Virtual Townhall

The Grande Prairie RCMP and  City Enforcement Services hosted their first virtual Townhall on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022.  This event provided the RCMP, and GPES an opportunity to engage with residents on policing within the community. 

Residents had the opportunity to post questions or feedback for the presenters.  Watch the Town Hall by clicking the link.  

For further information

Call the Legislative Services Department at 780-357-8747 or email avanbeekveld@cityofgp.com.