Community Safety

Policy Scope

The Community Safety Committee guides UBCM policy development on community safety issues in  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 a number of significant community safety issues facing local government, including but not limited to policing services, emergency services, cannabis regulation, and liquor policy. UBCM also engages on a broader range of community safety issues including bylaw enforcement, court services, and road safety.

UBCM administers two funding programs in support of community safety initiatives: Community Emergency Preparedness Fund and Community Resiliency Investment

UBCM monitors and engages on a variety of emergency management issues through working groups and in consultation with provincial and federal governments and 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 is engaged on a number of key policy issues related to cannabis and liquor that affect local governments, primarily through the Cannabis Policy Technical Working Group and Local Government Working Group on Liquor Policy.   
  UBCM is currently engaged on a variety of issues that impact RCMP policing and municipal police agencies in B.C.