The Peterborough Police Service is re-assigning its four Community Services Officers to the downtown area for the summer months.
The four officers, assigned to area schools during the school year, will be deployed to the downtown core for the months of July and August.
the four Community Services Officers will join the compliment of officers currently patrolling the downtown
GOALS OF THE TWO MONTH PROJECT
-> Increased presence -> Increase in beat patrol and bicycle patrol -> Dedicated presence (officers will not be pulled from the downtown to respond to calls for service elsewhere) -> Complaint driven projects on a variety of challenges -> Referrals to community members and visitors -> Discussions with business owners and staff on what they want officers to assist them with (meaningful collaborations with outcomes)
“As a result of our constant demand for service, there are times when our downtown officers are pulled out of the area," says Deputy Chief of Police Tim Farquharson. "This project is unique in that the officers will have a dedicated presence in the downtown for the summer months and will not be sent to other calls outside of their patrol zone.”
A report will be completed at the end of the two month project on the outcomes of the project and next steps.