The City of Grande Prairie is continuing community engagement to understand resident perspective on how to best provide police services in Grande Prairie.
Residents are invited to learn about the current state of policing in Grande Prairie, learn about the similarities and differences between the RCMP and potential municipal police service, and participate in consultation activities.
The public open houses are free to attend and an opportunity to share feedback directly with MNP, the community engagement consultant for this project.
The two public open houses will be held at Teresa Sargent Hall in the Montrose Cultural Centre (9839 103 Ave) on January 16 and 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The feedback collected will provide City Council with information to inform their decision on whether the City of Grande Prairie should continue to contract the RCMP to provide municipal policing services or establish our own modern municipal police service that would serve the community locally and responsively.
Previous engagement opportunities included a survey on which policing services are most valued in the community and stakeholder interviews. Feedback from all these engagements will be compiled and presented to City Council in February.
For more information, please visit engage.cityofgp.com/municipalpolice.