Police Officer Assigned to Seniors (Details)

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Description of Initiative:

After a noted increase in cases involving seniors, an officer was assigned primarily to deal with seniors and address prevention issues.

Initiative Key Objectives:

Develop closer ties with this clientele (resource person); prevent various types of abuse.

Section Responsible for Implementation:

Community outreach

Key Contact:

André Corbeil

Groups/ Agencies/ Key Partners Involved:

  • community groups
  • private agencies/corporations
  • other government departments/agencies

Level of Involvement (consultative - information sharing) and/or cooperative - direct involvement):


Amount of Time Initiative has been in Place:

Started in mid-2011.

Reason for Undertaking the Initiative:

Increase seniors’ safety.

Resources Required to Implement this Initiative:

Assignment of a new officer within the Service.

Method of Implementation:

Pilot project (via assignment).

Key Outcomes of the Initiative:

Our officer is now known to seniors. He is a resource person both for seniors and for the Service. Several disclosures of abuse have been made since he was assigned (17 cases).

Ten cases were reported in the year preceding the start of the project.

For 2010, there were 13 criminal cases involving local seniors brought before the courts, up 30% from 2009.

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Key Messages used to Publicize the Initiative:

The assignment was a step taken by the City under its seniors-family policy.

Forms of Evaluation by which the Initiative will be Assessed:

  • quantitative
  • qualitative

Evaluation Completed or Community Feedback Received:


Summary of the Outcomes:

In a forum, our seniors expressed their satisfaction. Case reporting statistics also show a need.

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