Oak Bay police launch online community survey

Public input needed for five-year strategic planning

As Oak Bay Police Department embarks on its next strategic plan they want to hear from the community.

The five-year plan expires come December and a key component to crafting the 2018-2022 document is public input.

“The idea behind this is it allows us to focus our energies and resources on areas the community has identified as being important,” said Chief Constable Andy Brinton. “The first step in this development process is a community survey.”

The online survey (surveymonkey.com/r/OBPDSurvey) targets residents and those who frequent Oak Bay.

“As the next couple of months unfold we’ll be targeting demographics a bit just so we have a good cross-section of the community,” Brinton said.

“This survey is going to give people an opportunity to talk about their impression of the Oak Bay police and areas of concern as far as crime types and public safety in general. Also it’s going to give you an opportunity to give us some suggestions of what maybe we could be doing better.”

They’ll consolidate information and host a town hall meeting in October to talk about the findings of the survey and continue to solicit information.


 

@OakBayNews
cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

editor@oakbaynews.com

Just Posted

B.C. BUDGET: Fare freeze, free travel for seniors on BC Ferries

A complete fare freeze will be put into place on major routes, and fares will be rolled back on smaller routes by 15 per cent

Victoria cannabis advocates call proposed trust fund an ‘overreach’

BCICA says North Saanich councillor’s ideas on cannabis ‘cherry picking’

BC BUDGET: New spaces a step to universal child care

Fees reduced for licensed daycare operators

BC BUDGET: NDP cracks down on speculators, hidden ownership

Foreign buyers’ tax extended to Fraser Valley, Okanagan, Vancouver Island

BC BUDGET: Payroll tax replaces medical premiums

Health spending to increase $1.5 billion for drugs, primary care teams

VIDEO: Top 10 B.C. budget highlights

The NDP is focusing on childcare, affordable housing and speeding up the elimination of MSP premiums

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Canucks blow three goal lead, lose to Avalanche in overtime

Vancouver struggled on the penalty kill, as Colorado scored all five goals on the powerplay

Widow of avalanche victim sues Golden lodge operator

A woman from Alberta is suing guides, their mountain guide association and the lodge operator for negligence

BC BUDGET: NDP hope to nix court delays with $15 million cash influx

Union says funding could stop sheriffs from leaving for higher paid jobs

Cattlemen urge B.C. to prevent erosion caused during 2017 wildfire season

Other concerns are fencing restoration and repair, and a lack of feed for cattle.

Patrick Brown’s Tory leadership bid fate looms

Brown’s bid to for Tory leadership to be decided on Wednesday

Duncan cousins found guilty of aggravated sexual assault

Assault so violent, victim required surgery

Alberta shrugs off B.C. legal challenge on wine ban

The potential fine Alberta faces for violating free trade rules according to economic development minister

Most Read