Public Safety Committee

PURPOSE:

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.

MEMBERSHIP:

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.

ELIGIBILITY:

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

GRANTS:

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.

MEETING FREQUENCY:

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

STAFF SUPPORT:

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:

Key Date Calendar (PDF)

Related Links:

Terms of Reference (PDF)
2017 Public Safety Committee Membership List (PDF)

Last updated: September 11, 2017

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