Public Safety Committee


The Community Safety Committee is responsible for maintaining and enhancing a safe and healthy community that promotes and supports quality of life while encouraging resident involvement and input.

The Committee’s purpose is to provide Council advice on the following:

  • integrated prevention based approach to public safety;
  • provision of protective services to support public safety throughout the city;
  • reducing the adverse effects to the community arising from public disorder or criminal activities;
  • integrating enforcement and social responses to issues of community safety; and
  • services and strategies that lead to the protection of vulnerable persons.


The membership of the Committee will be as follows:

  • seven (7) members-at-large; and
  • three (3) members of Council.

Non-voting representatives and community partners may be invited to attend the meeting specific to topics of shared interest.

Subject matter experts as non-voting representatives including but not limited to: Fire Chief, Social Planner, Manager of Police Support Services, Officer-in-Charge RCMP Nanaimo Detachment, Emergency Program Manager, Manager of Bylaws or designates.


An individual with the following skills and expertise may be given preference for membership on this Committee:

  • demonstrated background in social community services, emergency planning, Canadian Justice services, fire services, protection services, enforcement or prevention services


If there are any City Grants related to the Committee the following process will take place:

  1. The grant application is received by the City.
  2. A Staff/peer review takes place to ensure the applications meet the criteria for a specific grant.
  3. The applications that meet the criteria are put on a list in order of relevance by Staff.
  4. Staff recommend recipients from the list provided for the grant to the Finance and Audit Committee for approval.


In addition to regularly scheduled meetings, the Committee will meet upon call of the Chair or the request of two Committee Members.


The following City Departments may provide support to the Committee in accordance with the City of Nanaimo Committee Operating Guidelines:

  • Community Services
  • Nanaimo Police Support Services
  • Nanaimo Fire Rescue & Emergency Management
  • Bylaw and Parking Services
  • City Clerk
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Other Staff as required

Key Dates:

2018 Key Date Calendar (PDF)

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Related Links:

Terms of Reference (PDF)
Public Safety Committee Membership List (PDF)

Last updated: March 7, 2019

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