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Steps to Community Mobilization


1

Reducing Crime and Fear in Your Neighbourhood
  Crime, especially violent crime, is high and the people in the neighbourhood almost totally depend on the police to maintain control.

Community role
Individuals:
· call police in reaction to crime and disorder issues
· provide information on neighbourhood crimes and disorder issues directly to police


Police act as leaders
Neighbourhood Officers
· identify crime and disorder issues, develop and implement strategies to address these issues, and assess the effectiveness of the strategies
Rapid Response Team and Special Services/Major Project Teams
· Enforcement - large and small scale enforcement projects to remove criminals from the neighbourhoods
· Maintenance - police patrol neighbourhoods to provide an increased presence, to reassure the community, and to keep offenders off the streets
Divisional Primary Response Officers
· Answer calls for police services
   

2

Mobilizing Your Neighbourhood
  The worst of the violent crime and disorder issues have been addressed by police. Your community is beginning to form partnerships to identify and resolve the on-going crime and disorder issues still present in your neighbourhood.

Community role
Community members begin to organize to discuss crime and disorder issues in their neighbourhoods. Participants include:
· residents
· business owners and employees
· community services providers
· School Boards
· City Departments (e.g. Parks and Recreation, Works, etc.)
· other government agencies
· police


Police become partners
Neighbourhood Officers
· with input from the community, identify crime and disorder issues, develop and implement strategies to address these issues, and monitor the effectiveness of the strategies
Rapid Response Team
· Maintenance - police patrol neighbourhoods to provide an increased presence, to reassure the community, and to keep offenders off the streets
Divisional Primary Response Officers
· Answer calls for police services
   

3

Keeping Your Neighbourhood Safe
  The community takes control of their neighbourhoods, taking responsibility to identify and solve neighbourhood crime problems and disorder issues; police participate in your neighbourhood as consultants.

Community role
Community members, together, take responsibility for addressing on-going crime and disorder issues. Together, you can:
· work with School Boards to develop an after-school program for youth
· contact the municipal by-law office to deal with construction noise problems
· call the street lighting hotline to report burnt-out lights on neighbourhood streets
· write a letter to your City Councillor requesting bushes be removed from in front of a park entrance as a crime prevention measure
· organize artistic neighbours and youth to cover unsightly graffiti with art


Police become participants
Neighbourhood Officers
· participate in community groups to identify crime and disorder issues, develop and implement strategies to address these issues, and monitor the effectiveness of the strategies
Divisional Primary Response Officers
· Answer calls for police services