Citizens consistently rank traffic as a top priority for police in Edmonton, according to a citizen survey conducted every two years. At the June 22 Edmonton Police Commission public meeting, Mr. Gerry Shimko with the City of Edmonton’s Traffic Safety Section will talk about Vision Zero and its role in making Edmonton streets safer for all road users.
Assistant Chief Judge Larry Anderson and Provincial Court Judge Renée Cochard will also be at the meeting to speak about the Edmonton Mental Health Court initiative, a local response to the problem of crime resulting from poor mental health. Although this initiative draws from other models throughout Canada and elsewhere, it is a pilot that attempts to identify and respond to some of the most pressing needs in Alberta’s justice system at this time.
In addition, the Edmonton Police Service will present the 2016 Criminal Flight Analysis report. Last year officers reported 804 criminal flight events, resulting in 112 prevention attempts (when police attempt to stop the suspect vehicle before it flees) and 227 criminal flight responses (when police follow in their vehicle). Arrests were made in 331 of the criminal flight incidents in 2016.
Edmonton Police Commission Public Meeting
Thursday, June 22 @ 12:00 p.m.
River Valley Room, City Hall
#1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
The meeting can be viewed online through the City of Edmonton website. Click on River Valley Room.
The agenda is posted online. Supporting documents will be posted on Thursday morning.