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Have your say in establishing local policing priorities

Posted on Tuesday November 10, 2020
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The Orillia Police Services Board is seeking the public’s input about local policing priorities through an online survey and virtual public meeting.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Orillia Detachment is currently in the process of developing a new three-year action plan. The activities, programs and services outlined within the 2020-2022 Action Plan will address local community safety issues and will align with the OPP’s 2020-2022 Strategic Plan.

“Citizens are strongly encouraged to have their say regarding community satisfaction with our local police services, including areas like property crime, youth issues, calls for service, traffic safety and resource planning,” said Orillia Police Services Board Chair and Orillia Mayor, Steve Clarke. 

The survey asks respondents to identify their top three priorities in the community, rate the OPP’s “Big 4” causal factors (impaired operation, speeding, seat-belts and distracted driving), and what they feel are the social and/or public health issues that cause crime in the City of Orillia.

The survey will be available until 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, and can be accessed online at orilliapsb.ca or in paper format, available at the Orillia City Centre’s customer service desk, located at 50 Andrew St. S.

Respondents are also invited to join the Board’s special virtual public meeting to speak to their survey submission and/or ask questions about the Action Plan process. Survey respondents will be emailed the meeting link by Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020.

WHAT: Special Virtual Public Meeting of the Orillia Police Services Board re 2020-2022 Ontario Provincial Police - Orillia Detachment Action Plan

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Following the Province of Ontario’s direction and in an effort to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 by reducing public gathering and encouraging physical distancing, this meeting will be held electronically. Citizens wishing to speak during the virtual public meeting must indicate their intention to do so on the survey.  The meeting will be recorded and available for public viewing on the Board’s website following the meeting.

“Feedback obtained through the survey and virtual public meeting will help shape the community priorities that will become an integral part of the Orillia OPP Detachment’s local service delivery model and operational focus,” said Inspector Veronica Eaton, Orillia OPP Detachment Commander.

Three key priorities will be developed by the Orillia Police Services Board to be provided to the Orillia OPP Detachment for inclusion in the 2020-2020 Action Plan.

The City of Orillia is a city of 31,000 people in the heart of Orillia & Lake Country on the shores of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe. Visit our website at orillia.ca.

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Steve Clarke
Board Chair and City of Orillia Mayor
705-325-2447
mayor@orillia.ca

Inspector Veronica Eaton
Orillia OPP Detachment Commander
705-326-3536
veronica.eaton@opp.ca

Kristine Preston
Executive Director to the Orillia Police Services Board
705-325-2125
kpreston@orillia.ca