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Essex Municipal OPP Community Policing Committee

The Essex Municipal OPP Community Policing Committee was formed in February 2012 and is comprised of 2 members of the OPP and 8 civilian volunteers who reside in the municipality, represent a wide range of age groups, and come from all walks of life.

The committee acts as a link or liaison between the police and the community in the delivery of police services. The committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss upcoming events and current policing issues.

To find out more about the committee or to provide comments or suggestions on community policing, please contact the committee.

Mission statement

The Essex Community Policing Committee, through partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police, will share the responsibility of the safety of the residents of the Town of Essex. The committee will assist the police in delivering a quality service, assist the police in providing public education and awareness programs, and promote public commitment through active involvement in the resolution of crime, traffic and social order programs. The committee will also raise funds to support ongoing and new initiatives for the community. This partnership will secure a safer community allowing residents to enjoy an improved quality of life.

Goals and objectives

The Essex Community Policing Committee has four goals and objectives:

  • Assist the police in delivering quality service;
  • Partner with the police in providing public education and awareness programs;
  • Promote public commitment and awareness through active involvement in the resolution of crime, traffic and social order issues; and
  • Fundraise to support ongoing and new initiatives for the community of Essex.

Initiatives

The Essex Community Policing Committee pursues seven areas of initiatives:

  • Child Passports
  • Graffiti Busters
  • Car Seat Clinic
  • Bullying, Alcohol, Drugs
  • Bike Safety Clinic
  • Student Awards and Achievements for Local Students
  • Publish and distribute safety awareness literature

Community events supported by Essex Community Policing Committee

The Essex Community Policing Committee supports the following community events:

  • Essex Fun Fest information booth
  • Harrow Fair information booth
  • Essex County Steam and Gas Engine Show in McGregor
  • Essex OPP Cop Camp
  • V.I.P. (Values, Influences, Peers) Program and Graduation
  • cOPPs for Charity Golf Tournament