This course was envisioned by the Sault Saint Marie Police Service who are leaders in testing and adopting best practices in community policing. They collaborated with the Centre for Public Safety and Well-Being and the Ontario Police College to present this course for Ontario’s policing partners.
This online, three-module course prepares police services and community partners with collaboration practices that will increase safety and well-being for the people in their communities. This course stems from the growing idea that community safety and well-being is not simply a police matter, but a collective responsibility to be shared between police, social agencies and organizations, municipal governance, and the community itself.
The modules go through three transformative practices in policing that have emerged throughout Ontario in recent years. Students will learn about Ontario’s mobilization and engagement model of community, risk mitigation and situation tables, and the framework for planning community safety and well-being. Not only will students learn the philosophy behind each of these practices, they will learn how to apply them in their work setting.
Emphasizing the roles, responsibilities and philosophies for non-police community members, the goal of community policing is for communities to move toward even safer and more secure conditions, and once they get there, stay that way. This course will explore:
This learning package is housed within Laurier’s online learning platform, MyLearningSpace. Once you submit the registration form and make payment, your username and password will be emailed to you immediately.
Once you gain access, you will have 30 days to complete the three modules.
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