Ponoka residents asked to provide input to police committee

The Police Advisory Committee asks for feedback for Ponoka RCMP focus in 2018

Ponoka’s Police Advisory Committee (PAC) invites residents to provide input on what they would like Ponoka RCMP to focus on in 2018.

A release from the Town of Ponoka on Wednesday states the main purpose of the committee is to give residents a voice on community issues and crime reduction.

“The Police Advisory Committee’s primary role is to give residents a voice on public safety and crime prevention matters in order to help foster and maintain a safe and secure community in Ponoka,” says Debbie Hycha, PAC chairperson in the release.

“We do this by inviting local community input and passing on any valid concerns and feedback about public safety or crime prevention issues to our town representatives and RCMP member who sit on the committee for their consideration.”

Another purpose of the committee is to act as a liaison between town council, Ponoka RCMP and CAO Albert Flootman. “The committee also provides input on RCMP policing priorities each year based on the community input it receives,” states the release.

Comments and ideas on policing priorities for 2018 can be made through a questionnaire, which also asks questions related to public safety, crime prevention and other areas of concern.

In an effort to garner as much information as possible, PAC committee members will be at the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce trade fair on April 27 and 28.

This is also being done, “to help raise greater awareness of the committee and its role.”

The survey has three specific questions with room to enter thoughts.

For more information about the Police Advisory Committee and to complete the Citizen Survey, go to www.ponoka.ca and click on ‘Ponoka Police Advisory Committee Survey.’


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