Mayor George V. Harvie has been appointed to the Local Government Policing Modernization Roundtable to provide input to the Provincial Government on its work to modernize policing services in British Columbia.
Mayor Harvie has been very active on this issue, including making a submission to the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act highlighting the importance of accountability, transparency, and community diversity in the realm of police governance and oversight. This appointment to the Roundtable reflects Mayor Harvie’s high level of engagement on policing issues and his continued efforts to support community-focused policing modernization.
For Delta, the work of the Local Government Policing Modernization Roundtable is timely following the recent release of the Delta Police Department’s 2022-2025 Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. This plan embraces the principles of collaboration, service, diversity, and inclusiveness and recognizes the complex challenges and issues police address. Bringing the perspective of Delta to the Roundtable will be an important and valuable contribution to province-wide policing modernization.
“I am pleased to be appointed to the Local Government Policing Modernization Roundtable, which promises to be a tremendous forum for local government officials to help guide the modernization of policing services in our communities. I look forward to working with members of the Roundtable from across the Province to address important issues and support improved policing services in our communities.”
- Mayor George V. Harvie
The Local Government Policing Modernization Roundtable is designed to provide local governments with the opportunity to raise priorities and concerns with the Province through its work researching issues, exploring options, and advising on courses of actions. In addition, following the final report of the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act, which is due later this year, the Local Government Policing Modernization Roundtable will conduct analysis and work related to the Special Committee’s recommendations. The Province, through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities, is working to convene the Local Government Policing Modernization Roundtable as soon as possible.
For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office at 604-946-3210 or e-mail MayorHarvie@delta.ca.