2017 Consultation Process
In 2017, the Winnipeg Police Board partnered with the Winnipeg Police Service to participate in a series of community forums throughout the city. The Police Service, with the assistance of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the respective meeting venues, provided community members with information on local issues and trends related to drug use and gang-related crime.
Board members and staff attended four of these events to promote awareness of the Board and hear directly from the community members raising concerns about their top public safety issues. The Board uses this input to inform its annual update of the Strategic Plan, along with community input received as:
- Written submissions
- Delegations at public Board meetings
- Advice from the Indigenous Council on Policing and Crime Prevention
- Community concerns referred to the Board from City Councillors
- General public inquiries the Board receives throughout the year
To demonstrate the Board is listening to the community, it annually publishes a report on the input it receives. This feedback informs the Board’s work on its strategic plan for the Police Service.