The New Glasgow Regional Police 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 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 are not limited to:
- Neighbourhood 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 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, 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 the school, 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 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 about the 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.