Over 100 people attended the Community Safety Symposium in Ajax on November 27, including DRPS officials, Ajax Mayor Steve Parish and a number of town councillors.
The recent string of carjackings in Ajax was a top concern among the attendees. Many came prepared with questions on public and personal safety and looking for any informational updates regarding this serious issue.
Acting Detective/Sgt. Chris Ludlow with the Investigative Unit and Crime Analyst Chris Doni spoke about crime trends and the recent carjacking situation, answering many questions raised by residents.
Corporate Communications Director Dave Selby demonstrated DRP's online reporting tool and crime mapping tool and their ease of use, should someone need to report a crime or be aware of crime in the Region. As well, the DRPS app is available to the public on both Android and IOS systems, allowing users to easily and conveniently connect with DRPS. The crime mapping tool and online reporting tool can both be accessed via the app, as well as DRP's social media platforms.
Insp. Bruce Townley spoke about the proactive work the Mental Health Unit is doing around the community. In partnership with the Central East Local Health Integration Network, two nurses are teamed up with DRPS officers who respond to mental health related calls and have the training and expertise to best handle some of the toughest situations.
DRPS will continue to communicate with residents across Durham Region to address any concerns they have regarding community and personal safety.
Community Safety Symposium (JPG file, 301.5K bytes)