Community collaboration encompasses all events, programs, and committees that bring the community together. It is about discussing issues, trends, gaps, and possible solutions; it means including and working with community members in City-wide efforts to address crime. It is having residents as advocates for Crime Prevention engaged in dialogue and the interchange of ideas to foster proactive initiatives.
Crime Prevention Committees were formed to meet the needs of community following a consultation with agencies, businesses and community members. These include the Outreach Worker Committee, Responsible Hospitality, Crime Prevention Committee, Building Resiliency Committee. Several other form and fold committees are formed as required to address needs of the community.
A group of agency partners who apply for grants and host community conferences
Crime Prevention Committee
Agency partners providing information and feedback on community concerns and working with Crime Prevention to provide solutions.
Managers and owners of local bars, pubs, hotels, lounges, and casino come together to discuss issues, concerns, and trends that they are seeing, to share information in an effort to improve the safety of their patrons.
Neighbourhood Conversation Cafés are brainstorming sessions involving members of the Grande Prairie community, RCMP, Enforcement Services, and Crime Prevention, to help build a friendly and safe community. We discuss crime-related concerns in a neighbourhood and suggest neighbourhood solutions.
Each Conversation Café deals with topics that are specific to a neighbourhood with the goal of empowering neighbours to work together to reduce and prevent crime in their neighbourhood.
How to arrange a Conversation Café?
If you are interested in having a Conversation Café in your neighbourhood, please call Crime Prevention.
Each year Grande Prairie Crime Prevention honours community partners and valued volunteers with the Crime Prevention Award. The award recognize businesses, individuals, schools, community groups and other partners whose contributions have made Grande Prairie a safer and more connected community.
2018 Crime Prevention Award
The recipients of the 2018 Grande Prairie Crime Prevention Award were recognized for their acts of bravery during the Prairie Mall shooting on September 15, 2016.
Photo: Left to right - Lucas Stauffer, Prairie Mall Security; Kristin Hurtubise, Prairie Mall Manager; Chris Sibley, former Prairie Mall Security Lead; Karen Gariepy, Crime Prevention Program Manager; Raphael Bergmann; Anneliese Reckewitz, Champion Gym Coach.
Nominations are accepted throughout the year! Submit your nominations now!
Please complete the Nomination Form and submit two letters of support for the nomination. The award categories are listed below:
- Volunteer - An individual who volunteers for crime prevention related programs or agencies
- Leadership - An individual who initiates or leads a crime prevention initiative
- Youth (2 awards) - A youth who engages in community service which contributes to crime prevention
- Community Program - A program designed to reduce crime and promote a connected community
- Enforcement Professional - An individual who contributes to crime prevention through their work (RCMP, Enforcement Services or Security Company)
- Community Service Employee - An individual who works within a community program which reduces crime
- Business - A local business which takes steps or contributes to reducing crime
- Education - A school, agency or individual who provides education and preventative measures towards crime prevention
- Faith/Ministerial - A faith based individual or group that works towards crime prevention in the community