Wolfville Policing Services Review

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

The Wolfville Policing Services Review Committee is looking for feedback from residents and stakeholders in the Town.

To complete the review of our policing services, both online data collection and facilitated engagement sessions are being used to gather insights, experiences, opinions, and perspectives.

The information shared by community members will help the Committee understand local expectations and experiences when it comes to community safety and policing. These expectations and experiences will help guide the Wolfville Policing Review Committee as they develop a request for proposal, as they review the submitted proposals and as they make recommendations to Town Council.

BACKGROUND:

The RCMP has been providing police services in the Town of Wolfville for more than 20 years. Last November, citing a need for due diligence, service level concerns, costs and plans for a new Town Hall, Council decided to begin a police services review.

In 2000, after moving away from Wolfville’s own municipal force to the RCMP as a service provider, a Statement of Roles and Responsibilities document outlined the expectations for the policing service. At that time, community policing was a priority, including bylaw enforcement and regular foot patrols. These priorities remain in place today.

Wolfville currently pays for nine officers, including a Sergeant and one detachment assistant. The Wolfville officers all report out of the Wolfville Detachment of the RCMP.

Currently, the Kings RCMP operates under a District Policing Model, which means all officers within the district, including the dedicated Wolfville members, can be deployed within the district based on need and priorities. Wolfville benefits from this on key weekends where additional RCMP officers from New Minas are brought in to support the Wolfville complement of officers, but Wolfville officers can also be deployed to other areas within Kings if required, which could possibly lead to slower response times on some of the less urgent calls within Town.

The Policing Service Review allows the Town to explore all options and determine whether the RCMP is the best fit to meet the community’s needs or if another, alternative service delivery model, would be more effective.




The Wolfville Policing Services Review Committee is looking for feedback from residents and stakeholders in the Town.

To complete the review of our policing services, both online data collection and facilitated engagement sessions are being used to gather insights, experiences, opinions, and perspectives.

The information shared by community members will help the Committee understand local expectations and experiences when it comes to community safety and policing. These expectations and experiences will help guide the Wolfville Policing Review Committee as they develop a request for proposal, as they review the submitted proposals and as they make recommendations to Town Council.

BACKGROUND:

The RCMP has been providing police services in the Town of Wolfville for more than 20 years. Last November, citing a need for due diligence, service level concerns, costs and plans for a new Town Hall, Council decided to begin a police services review.

In 2000, after moving away from Wolfville’s own municipal force to the RCMP as a service provider, a Statement of Roles and Responsibilities document outlined the expectations for the policing service. At that time, community policing was a priority, including bylaw enforcement and regular foot patrols. These priorities remain in place today.

Wolfville currently pays for nine officers, including a Sergeant and one detachment assistant. The Wolfville officers all report out of the Wolfville Detachment of the RCMP.

Currently, the Kings RCMP operates under a District Policing Model, which means all officers within the district, including the dedicated Wolfville members, can be deployed within the district based on need and priorities. Wolfville benefits from this on key weekends where additional RCMP officers from New Minas are brought in to support the Wolfville complement of officers, but Wolfville officers can also be deployed to other areas within Kings if required, which could possibly lead to slower response times on some of the less urgent calls within Town.

The Policing Service Review allows the Town to explore all options and determine whether the RCMP is the best fit to meet the community’s needs or if another, alternative service delivery model, would be more effective.




  • Thank you for your interest in the Wolfville Policing Services Review. The information and feedback you provide will help the Policing Review Committee make important recommendations that will help Council shape the delivery of future policing services.

    Please answer as many questions as you can and use as much detail as possible.

    About our demographic questions:

    To ensure future policing services contracts meet the needs of our community, it is important to collect feedback from all of our diverse stakeholder groups. The demographic questions will help our review committee determine who is participating in this process and who we still need to reach out to. 

    In addition to this online data collection, small group interviews and community engagement sessions are being organized.

    Click here to begin
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
Page last updated: 28 Jun 2022, 09:40 AM