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PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Police

I support a proactive policing model with a community justice program, instead of a conventional reactive crime response. Proactive policing requires sensitive training and knowledge of your community in order to anticipate crimes. In my opinion proactive policing is also tied to relational and community justice: Know your community, prevent crime, but also build a community justice program that intelligently applies justice by integrating rule-breakers back into our community (for example through our community centre on 500 Stephen Street). This is especially valuable for young offenders - instead of locking them away, mandate them to work in the community. Institutions like the Lions Club, which just started up in Morden again, are the right path forward to this. 

Change a problem by changing a mind.