Community members have identified three key elements that make them feel safer: knowing their neighbours, target hardening (e.g. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, self-defense), and the presence of police. Safer McCauley is a community partnership promoting engagements and citizen-driven actions that address identified priorities. We focus on safety, vibrancy, and the desire for increased connectedness with one another and resources. We hope to see you out at the following events:
EPS STAND UP PARADE
Thursday, October 10, 11 a.m.
Giovanni Caboto Park
A stand up parade in the community is a way for the Edmonton Police Service to display a presence in – and commitment to the community. It is also an opportunity for EPS to build relationships in that community and connect with people on a personal level.
A food truck will be on hand. Following a formal inspection of personnel, you will have a chance to break bread and chat with EPS Downtown Division members and your McCauley Beats.
MCCAULEY DOG WALKABOUT
Thursday, October 17, 7 to 7:30 p.m. (arrive a few minutes early; we’ll leave at 7 p.m.)
Meet at Giovanni Caboto Park
Knowing our neighbours, and being present together outside our houses is central to increasing vibrancy and safety in our neighbourhood. Come together with neighbours and fellow dog-lovers for a 30-minute “pack walk” in McCauley. All are welcome. Bring your family and friends. Dogs are optional! Meet a new buddy for those dark winter night walks. We’ll explore a different area of our neighbourhood each time out.
EPS SAFETY AND CRIME PREVENTION NIGHT
Tuesday, November 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (exact time to be confirmed)
Edmonton Intercultural Centre, 9538-107 Ave. (McCauley School)
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is based on the idea that the design and use of a physical environment can improve the quality of life by deterring crime and reducing the fear of crime. Break & Enter, Theft of Vehicle, and Theft from Vehicle are regular challenges for the McCauley community. Join Cst. John Beatson and Sgt. Paul Looker for a CPTED workshop, and learn some tactics that you can apply to your vehicle, home, business, and neighbourhood.
Mark is REACH Edmonton’s McCauley Community Convener. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.