Community Safety

Overview

Regarding community safety, UBCM activities are comprised of three core areas:

  1. pursuing federal and provincial policy changes that will improve support for local government protection of the public;
  2. representing local government in the development of new federal and provincial policy intended to protect the public; and
  3. information sharing and promotion of successful solutions implemented by local governments to protect the public.

UBCM is focusing on significant community safety issues facing local government:

UBCM also engages on a broader range of community safety issues including bylaw enforcement, collective bargaining, court services, flood management, keep of provincial prisoners, and road safety (including roadside ticketing).

Further, UBCM appoints local government representatives to a number of external committees related to community safety. This ensures local governments a voice at the table on issues and decisions that have the potential to affect their communities.

Related Programs

Two funding programs are administered by UBCM in support of community safety initiatives.

Community Emergency Preparedness Fund
Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative

UBCM partners with the BC Wildfire Service and the Office of the Fire Commissioner to provide Structural Protection Units.

Policy Scope

The Community Safety Committee guides UBCM policy development on community safety issues.

Contact

Bhar Sihota, Policy Analyst
bsihota@ubcm.ca
604 270 8226 ext. 114

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