MEDIA RELEASE: PORT HOPE POLICE SERVICES DRAFT BUSINESS PLAN

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Port Hope Police Services Board Presented Draft Business Plan

(October 30, 2017) The Port Hope Police Services Board (Board) presented the draft 2018-2020 Port Hope Police Service Business Plan for the Port Hope Police Service (PHPS) at the Municipality of Port Hope’s Committee of the Whole meeting on October 17. The business plan does not directly apply to rural residents, as they receive policing from the Ontario Provincial Police.

As outlined in the Police Services Act, the Board is required to prepare a business plan for the PHPS every three years. The Board has consulted with residents, business owners, community partners and the PHPS in order to identify policing priorities for Port Hope. Board Chairman Jeff Gilmer stated that: “the input received has assisted the Board and PHPS in developing objectives that are community-based and address the core policing functions.”

There are four key areas of focus in the draft 2018-2020 business plan: public safety and well-being; engagement and community outreach; core policing; and organizational excellence.

“The PHPS is committed to increasing officer visibility and has already begun developing a community engagement plan that aligns with the business plan. We worked closely with the Board to develop a plan that was relative in scope to the size of our community and our service,” said Police Chief Bryant Wood.

The Board is encouraging the public to review the draft 2018-2020 business plan and to provide their comments to the Board by November 17, 2017 at phpsb@porthope.ca or via mail to 56 Queen St. Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z9. A plain text version of the draft 2018-2020 business plan can found on the Board’s webpage (under strategic planning) at www.porthope.ca/police-services-board, Town Hall, the Mary Benson library or by contacting the Board directly.

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For more information:

Jeff Gilmer
Port Hope Police Services Board Chair
Contact # (905) 885-8123 ext.245
phpsb@porthope.ca