Crime and Community Safety Discussion – February 2023

Southwest Winnipeg has the lowest crime rate on average, in the City of Winnipeg – BUT we still have crime. I am working with the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) to host a Crime and Community Safety Discussion in February. Times and date have not been finalized yet, but the discussion will be held in Waverley Heights, at the Waverley site of the South Winnipeg Community Centre. I will notify residents when date is confirmed.

Recently, there has been multiple break ins to businesses along Pembina Highway. You may have seen boarded up doors or windows – which often indicate a recent break in. Also, I’ve received emails and reports from residents on vehicle break ins.  Crime in our city is being fueled by drug addictions and poverty, both difficult issues to  quickly solve.

CRITICALLY IMPORTANT:

  • If you are aware of a crime that has been committed, please report it to the police – you can report online or call the non-emergency line at 204-986-6222.
  • If you don’t report, the police will think everything is fine. You must report crimes or suspicious activities so police can investigate.

 

YOUR ISSUES RELATED TO CRIME – MAKE A LIST  – BRING IT TO THE DISCUSSION

  • The Winnipeg Police Service have completely revamped their community outreach program.
  • In November I attended a Crime and Community Safety Discussion in St Norbert. I will say it was an incredible discussion between residents and the WPS – best I’ve ever attended or hosted!  Resident brought questions they had, the officers engaged in detail on many issues – it was a very very good discussion.
  • Make a list of issues you’d like to discuss with the Winnipeg Police Service – they will be available all evening to answer questions

Once dates are confirmed, I will update on details. Please remember, report report report!