What policing priorities matter most to you? Richmond RCMP want to hear from you
Feb 18, 2020
Richmond RCMP is seeking feedback from the community of Richmond to determine which policing priorities matter most to them. The engagement period runs from February 24 to March 8, 2020 on LetsTalkRichmond.ca and printed copies are available to those without online access.
The survey is being conducted as part of the Annual Performance Plan process, conducted each year by the RCMP. The performance plan assists in providing clear direction and ensuring focused decision making that aligns with the priorities of the community being policed.
Community connectedness is a valued and important focus for me and everyone at the Richmond RCMP detachment, says Officer-in-Charge, Superintendent Will Ng. While many of our priorities are based upon local crime trends, it is also important for us to ensure we are addressing the needs and expectations of the community.
An important part of the Annual Performance Plan includes soliciting feedback from residents, stakeholders, community leaders and organizations to ensure the needs, concerns and issues of the community are appropriately reflected. The RCMP recognizes that each community it polices is unique and this survey will help to ensure that is appropriately reflected in the plan.
The public will be asked nine questions including rating the level of importance a specific area of policing has to this person as well as a couple basic demographic questions. Gathering demographics is important for the Richmond RCMP as it can help determine if there is a difference between the global priorities of the City Community as a whole versus specific neighborhoods or groups within it.
Once the Annual Performance Plan is completed, it will then be presented to Richmond City Council. While Richmond RCMP set the direction, this is an important part of the process as it serves as a means of verifying community satisfaction and support for the plan.
The survey can be found at www.letstalkrichmond.ca and is available in English, French and both tradition and simplified Chinese. The survey will be available from February 24 to March 8, 2020. While the primary means of access is online, paper copies will also be available for the same period at the Richmond Main Detachment and three Community Policing Offices.
Corporal Dennis Hwang
Media Relations Officer
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