The annual Wetaskiwin & Area community safety and policing priorities survey is now available online until March 15, 2022. This is the fourth year that the City — in partnership with the Wetaskiwin RCMP — has conducted this survey.
The results of this annual survey are used to inform local policing and bylaw enforcement priorities, as well as refine the City’s overall community safety approach. Community members from the City of Wetaskiwin, the County of Wetaskiwin, the Town of Millet, and the County of Camrose are invited to participate in this year’s survey. Demographic information — such as area of residence, age, and gender — will be collected and are essential for understanding which types of crime are of concern for different areas.
“The RCMP is looking for your input through this annual survey, and it’s important that we work together to reduce crime in our communities,” stated Mayor Tyler Gandam.
A virtual Town Hall is also being held on February 23, 2022 at 6:30 p.m., giving Wetaskiwin community members an opportunity to ask questions and hear about the RCMPs priorities. The zoom link and more information about the town hall can be found on the policing priorities project on the [what if Wetaskiwin] portal. Pre-registration is required.
“The online policing priorities survey — along with the virtual and in-person town hall meetings — allows community members to share feedback, which informs a significant part of our Annual Performance Plan,” said Wetaskiwin RCMP Inspector Keith Durance. “The concerns and comments received are added to our internal review processes to build a policing plan that meets the needs of all the communities we serve.”
Visit whatifwetaskiwin.ca by March 15, 2022 to complete the short, five-minute survey. Results will be shared through the City of Wetaskiwin’s online platforms as soon as they are finalized.