The New Glasgow Regional Police Service is committed to improving relationships and building trust in our communities. The Community/Crime Prevention Unit is responsible for designing and promoting the agency’s goals based on the identifiable needs.
Community Policing/Crime Prevention is defined as the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of action to remove or reduce the crime through public education. The Community Policing/Crime Prevention Unit offers various crime awareness/prevention programs which include, but not limited to:
- Neighborhood Watch
- Business Watch
- Workplace Violence
- Internet Safety
- Burglary Prevention
- Residential Security Survey
- Commercial Burglary Prevention
- Business Security Survey
- Identify Theft
- Personal Safety
- Operation Identification
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
The Mission Statement of the New Glasgow Regional Police Service states "Our Police Service will work as a team, hand in hand with the community, to protect and maintain a safe society for all."
To live up to this mission, the community policing coordinator ensures the police service is represented on various committees in the community such as: Pictou County Crime Stoppers, New Glasgow Development Corporation, New Glasgow Citizens Crime Prevention Association, New Glasgow Black Advisory Committee to the New Glasgow Regional Police Service, John Howard Society, and Babies to Boosters Car Seat Safety Committee.
Cst. Ken MacDonald is the current Community Policing Coordinator. His duties include the presentation and coordination of various proactive crime prevention programs in theschool, business and residential communities of this area.
Topics include anti-bullying, internet safety, home security, business watch crime prevention programs, bicycle safety, alcohol and drug abuse prevention education, stranger danger, and suicide prevention programs. The New Glasgow Regional Police Service was the first municipal police service in Nova Scotia to present the international D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program.
If you would like information of Crime Prevention/ Community Policing Office or to have someone speak to your organization, call the Community Policing/Crime Prevention Unit at (902) 755-8318 or (902) 759-7277.
D.A.R.E. (Drug Absue Resistence Education)
D.A.R.E, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, is a highly acclaimed program that gives students the skills they need to avoid involvement with drugs and violence. Millions of students around the world benefit from this educational program and the students of New Glasgow and Trenton are no different.
The New Glasgow Regional Police Service also has D.A.R.E mentors that provide leadership and instructions to D.A.R.E officers.
The New Glasgow Police D.A.R.E program is currently being offered to the following schools: New Glasgow Junior High, Trenton Middle School, A.G. Baillie Elementary, Temperance Street & Acadia Street Elementary. This program is currently serving over 500 students within the towns of New Glasgow and Trenton.
The New Glasgow Regional Police Service was the first municipal police service in Nova Scotia to present this program, and is currently being lead by Cst. Ken MacDonald.