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Residents help set policing goals

Brandon Police Service Chief Ian Grant makes a presentation during a Brandon Police Board public forum at Crocus Plains high school on Tuesday evening.

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Brandon Police Service Chief Ian Grant makes a presentation during a Brandon Police Board public forum at Crocus Plains high school on Tuesday evening.

Brandon is generally safe but police need to do more to reach out to different ethnic groups.

Those common themes emerged during a town hall meeting intended to help the city’s police board develop a new strategic plan.

"It was really good to have some people that talked, and discussion about,… how to reach those communities that are not here. Aboriginal communities, immigrant communities," Brandon police board member Jaime Chinchilla said.

About 40 people gathered at Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School on Tuesday evening for the public forum.

Members of such organizations as the Brandon School Division and Westman Immigrant Services were present, but there was an open invitation to members of the general public, too.

Attendees were put into groups to develop ideas for the strategic plan that will set goals for the Brandon Police Service.

The new plan will refresh one developed in 2008, and it will be the third such plan since the first in 2001-02.

Police board members and police officers helped guide group discussions.

Police board chairman Mark Frison said the idea was to give residents a say in how the Brandon Police Service might serve citizens better.

The topics touched on by groups varied widely — from cyberbullying to traffic safety and policing in the schools.

Groups, however, agreed that they believe Brandon is safe and identified the need to build relationships with different cultural groups.

Brandon Police Service Chief Ian Grant said police employees and officers will also have a chance for input during a similar session.

The strategic plan is expected to be completed by June.

» ihitchen@brandonsun.com

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 5, 2014

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