Community Information Offices
The Greater Sudbury Police Service is dedicated to the philosophy of community policing. It is a primary goal of this Service to work in partnership with the community to prevent crime and to identify and solve problems that may threaten public safety and order.
In the late 1980s, it was recognized that the development of community offices (also called storefront offices) would further the objectives of community policing in outlying municipalities. Beginning with the establishment of an office in the Town of Nickel Centre, the concept grew over the years to include community offices in Walden, Rayside-Balfour, and Valley East. Completing this initiative, offices were later opened in Levack, Copper Cliff, Garson, and Capreol.
To assist officers working at those locations, a volunteer program is in place. Members of the public donate time to address telephone inquiries, greet visitors, and provide information and directives relating to policing initiatives and services. Currently, more than 40 volunteers are committed to various tasks across the City of Greater Sudbury that greatly benefit both the police and the public.
In order to further this partnership with the community, which strives to provide solutions to area-specific problems, a number of Citizen Police Advisory Committees were also established. These groups comprise persons living or working in a common area, local politicians and community leaders, and police officers who regularly undertake duties and responsibilities in the given town or neighbourhood. Employing problem-solving techniques, the committees identify issues or concerns and develop solutions and/or strategies dedicated to timely resolutions.
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