Community Safety


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.

Community Safety Issues

UBCM is focusing on a number of significant community safety issues facing local government, including but not limited to:

Policing Services

Emergency Services

Cannabis Regulation

Liquor Policy

UBCM also engages on a broader range of community safety issues including bylaw enforcement, court services, and road safety.

External Committees and UBCM Working Groups

Further, UBCM appoints local government representatives to a number of external committees and UBCM working groups related to community safety. This ensures local governments have 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

Community Resiliency Investment

Policy Scope

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

  UBCM works with the Province, through the Local Government Working Group on Liquor Policy, to hear concerns and feedback, and in the development of liquor policy.   
UBCM monitors and engages on a variety of emergency management issues through working groups and in consultation with provincial and federal stakeholders. 
  This page lists UBCM's active engagement with external committees, and UBCM working groups related to community safety.   Overview UBCM appoints local government elected officials and senior staff members to provide local government perspectives on issues that significantly…
  UBCM and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General have partnered to provide a portal of background information regarding policing in British Columbia. The information is intended to be a resource for local governments, and to help provide a broad overview of RCMP…
  UBCM, primarily through the Cannabis Policy Technical Working Group, is engaged on a number of key policy issues affecting local governments.   
  The RCMP Local Government Contract Management Committee (LGCMC) is a forum for consultation, analysis and communication between local government and the Province regarding the management of the Agreement under which the RCMP provide local police services in BC. The Committee…
  UBCM is currently engaged on a variety of issues that impact RCMP and independent police services in BC.