In the Spring of 2022, the Bridgewater Board of Police Commissioners (BPC), with the support and input of Bridgewater Police Service and Town of Bridgewater staff, began working on a new strategic plan that will guide the commission and the focus of policing service priorities in Bridgewater for the next three years.
WHAT IS THE BRIDGEWATER BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS?
The Bridgewater Board of Police Commissioners has a critical role as a civilian governing body of Bridgewater Police Service.
The responsibilities of the Police Commission under the Police Act include providing civilian governance on behalf of Town Council in relation to the enforcement of law and working with the chief officer to set the priorities, objectives, and goals respecting police services in the community. The BPC includes three citizens, three representatives from Town Council, and one appointment made by the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.
THE DRAFT 2022-2025 PRIORITIES
The BPC undertook an extensive internal planning exercise to craft the priorities that represent the four main areas of focus over the life of the plan. Those focus areas are:
-- Crime Reduction
-- Safe Community
-- Innovative Operations
Following the completion of the draft strategic plan, BPC initiated a community engagement effort to take the draft priorities to stakeholder organizations in and around Bridgewater to confirm that the priorities which BPC had identified are reflective of the issues of the community and the opportunities that exist to optimize policing services.
This survey and its results are a key part of ensuring that the priorities of the BPC 2022-2025 Strategic Plan reflect the priorities of the community. The survey will be open until Friday, September 30, 2022.
Please note: Input received through this public survey will be shared with the Bridgewater Board of Police Commissioners, Bridgewater Police Service, and the Town of Bridgewater. Input also may be shared publicly and will ultimately help shape the final version of the strategic plan. You will not be asked to identify yourself as part of the survey.