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Smiths Falls Police Service still seeking public’s opinion through survey to help shape future of the force

by | Sep 15, 2020 | Local News | 0 comments

The Smiths Falls Police Service is working on the next three years and they are looking for residents’ opinions. 

Chief Mark MacGiilvray said in a news release, “Every three years, the Smiths Falls Police Service along with other police services in Ontario complete a three year Business Plan. Police Services in Ontario must not only meet provincial adequacy standards, but they strive to meet the priorities and local needs of the Community. The Smiths Falls Police Services Board along with the Police Administration aim to deliver a professional and efficient service that provides public safety to not only residents, but visitors to Smiths Falls.”

The Chief said the Police Service establishes the strategic goals and the path to get there through community engagement. The service reaches out  to community groups, partner agencies, service clubs, school boards, schools and religious organizations. They are also seeking public input to our Business Plan by way of a public survey to establish public satisfaction and to set community safety priorities for the Service.

Residents are being asked to assist in the process by completing the online survey located on the Town of Smiths Falls website, www.smithsfalls.ca. Click on the “Speak Up Smiths Falls” icon on the main page. It is important to create an account in order to sign in to complete the survey. The survey will be available until September 21st.

There is also a link on our Smiths Falls Police Service website at www.sfps.ca. The Chief suggests, “Have a look at our 2017-2020 Business Plan in order to get familiar with our programs and structure.” He concluded, “We look forward to hearing from you as we move forward with our 2021-23 Business Plan.”

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