Residents Invited to Submit Ideas for Community Safety Initiatives

Residents Invited to Submit Ideas for Community Safety Initiatives

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The City of Grande Prairie has launched a Community Safety Initiative that encourages City residents to submit ideas to increase community safety.

The goal of the Community Safety Initiative is to identify and understand which crime prevention and community safety topics residents value the most, and where possible, implement ideas submitted by the community.

Submissions will be evaluated by a cross-functional team who will consider operational, financial, and community impacts, as well as connection to desired outcomes, legality, desired or necessary community partners, and level of government responsibility.

An expert review panel including enforcement services, RCMP, finance, legal and other pertinent areas of expertise will evaluate all idea submissions. Upon completion of review, the panel will share evaluation feedback with community members on their submissions.

To submit an idea, residents can visit the City’s AccessGP website and create an account or register as a guest. Residents may provide feedback on the ‘innovation’ page and submit their ideas from February 14 to March 14, 2022.

A detailed report consisting of all submission and the evaluation feedback will be presented to the Municipal Police Advisory Committee (MPAC) and the City’s Protective & Social Service Committee.  Viable submissions may be actioned and implemented into existing workflows or may be used to form next year’s Community Safety Initiative priority list.

The City thanks residents in advance for their participation and submissions to the 2022 Community Safety Initiatives to help inform decisions to be made that maximize public safety.