The Public Safety Office was created to lead and direct a coordinated response to the recommendations of the Halifax Mayor’s Roundtable Report, "Violence and Public Safety in the Halifax Regional Municipality,"
The Public Safety Office has several objectives:
Public Safety Office
R. Scott MacDonaldmacdons @halifax.ca
The level of involvement is both consultative and cooperative, depending on the stakeholders involved and the initiative being undertaken.
This initiative was undertaken in response to a concern for safety in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). The position arose out of a recommendation in the Mayor’s Roundtable Report on violence and public safety.
The only cost associated with this initiative is the salary for the Public Safety Officer as this is a new position.
The initiave was implemented as a result of the Mayor's Roundtable Report on violence and public safety. It started with the creation of the position of Public Safety Officer and continues to grow as the recommendations in the report are implemented. There have been no new costs incurred.
This initiative is meeting its objectives of implementing the recommendations of the Roundtable Report through partnerships with the various levels of government, social agencies, educational institutions, business associations and community/citizens’ groups.
There is an ongoing assessment being conducted by the academic community. In terms of outcomes, all recommendations are being addressed and 87% are complete.