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Welcome from the Chair

Jeff Upton ImageI would like to welcome you to the official website of the Crime Prevention Council. We hope that you find information and tools to assist you in mobilizing our community to prevent crime, increase safety and security, and foster the well-being of everyone in Thunder Bay.

Municipalities play a key role in crime prevention and building safe communities. They are the order of government closest to neighborhoods, communities and citizens. Municipalities provide many direct services and programs that enhance community safety, and foster an integrated approach to reduce and prevent crime and insecurity. Thunder Bay has joined a growing number of municipalities across Canada in setting crime prevention as a top priority and, as a result, has adopted the City of Thunder Bay Community Safety & Crime Prevention Strategy.

The Strategy is the result of in-depth research, public consultation, and strategic planning, as well as a preliminary audit that examined crime trends in Thunder Bay and the complex factors behind them.

The Strategy is a living document that will evolve as we move forward on each initiative. It is designed to be sensitive to local needs, to respond to Thunder Bay’s unique circumstances, to build on our strengths and successes, and to take a collaborative, community-based approach to reduce and prevent crime in the City.

Together we can develop solutions and use best practices to create a safer city for everyone. I believe this Strategy will make our city a better place to live, work, and play – a community we will be even more proud to call home.

Jeff Upton, Chair, Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council