Crime Prevention

My best posts (you may have missed)

If I am known as a blogger, it’s likely due to my all time most read posts–or possibly my most read posts from the last year. Many of my best posts–including many that I’m most proud to have written–are not on these lists. I’m sharing them here because I’d like to highlight them. And for […]

Be a friend of Crime Prevention

Be a friend of Crime Prevention

You can play a role–big or small–in helping to make Waterloo Region safe. By doing so, you can prevent crime. More importantly, you can help Waterloo Region to be “Smart on Crime.” Maybe you’re already doing your part and don’t even realize it. If you are, you may be making our communities safer but possibly […]

City seeks members for “Safe and Healthy Community” committee

City seeks members for “Safe and Healthy Community” committee

updated Jan. 11 I am inviting you to consider applying to be a member of the City of Kitchener’s “Safe & Healthy Community Advisory Committee.” If you are not interested but know someone who would be a great addition, please share this post with them. The official word Here is the official blurb about the committee from […]

Police have enough budget. We need to shift our thinking.

Police have enough budget. We need to shift our thinking.

North Dumfries Mayor Rob Deutschmann wants to give the Waterloo Region Police Services an additional $500,ooo on top of the expected 7.3% increase. I should note here that I’ve known the good mayor for most of my life as we attended St. Jerome’s High School together and were politically active together. But I must disagree […]

We must invest in a Waterloo Region Smart on Crime Foundation

I am speaking to the Region of Waterloo Council this evening about my proposal to address unsustainable annual increases in the police budget by addressing the root causes of crime. My presentation is based upon ideas I first floated a year ago and updated in January 2012. My planned remarks to Region of Waterloo Council A […]

Building a “healthy Kitchener”

In my last post, I expressed concern about the direction that the City of Kitchener was taking after reviewing its “Safe and Healthy Community Advisory Committee.” I am speaking at tonight’s City Council meeting. What follows are my planned remarks. We need a healthy community committee I am concerned about the proposed changes to the […]

Should the City of Kitchener have a “Healthy Community Advisory Committee?”

Having completed our move, I am now able to devote time to important issues that I’d normally be blogging about. An issue I first learned about in early November is now at a critical point that requires people concerned to make their voices heard–and we should all be concerned. City of Kitchener on verge of […]