Langley, BC – Langley City Council, at the March 7th Regular Council Meeting, adopted the Community Crime Prevention Strategic Plan.
The Community Crime Prevention Task Force, created by Council in February 2015, was comprised of a cross section of community members and business groups as well as law enforcement agencies to develop action plans to prevent and reduce crime in the community.
The Task Force reviewed literature and best practices of crime prevention and crime reduction strategies and initiatives in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. They also conducted a walking tour of hot spots in the City and a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis of the City’s demographic trends and characteristics relative to criminal activities. Their findings led the Task Force to identify three strategic objectives to guide crime prevention and community safety initiatives in the City:
- Crime Prevention, Reduction & Public Safety
- Partnerships & Advocacy
- Social Change
The Task Force then identified a number of goals and measurable outcomes under each strategic objective, which will lead to tangible action being taken to reduce and prevent crime. “We believe that the measurable outcomes identified by the task force provide a well-balanced plan to combat and deter crime in the community.” said Ted Schaffer, City of Langley Mayor and Task Force Chair.
The mandate of the Community Crime Prevention Task Force has now been fulfilled with the completion of the Community Crime Prevention Strategic Plan, and Council extends sincere thanks to the members for their time and dedication. The Plan will now be forwarded to the City of Langley Public Safety Advisory Committee whose role will be to review the measurable outcomes that were identified as high priority and determine an implementation plan moving forward.
Click here to view the Community Crime Prevention Strategic Plan.
For more information contact:
Darrin Leite, CPA, CA
Director of Corporate Services
City of Langley