Peace River — Communities from across the Peace Country are invited to attend Crime Prevention workshops taking place in Peace River and Grimshaw on May 1st & 2nd.
The workshops will focus on the core practices of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). This shifts away from conventional methods of preventing crime, like increased security and targeting, and brings attention to things that businesses have more control over. The goal of the workshop is to work toward reducing the fear of crime and to instead improve the quality of life of businesses and their customers by creating safe environments that people will respect.
Peace River councilor Orren Ford says that this a program that they have been working on for awhile
“It is a community based policing program which changes the behaviors of businesses and residences within our community so we can attract the behaviors in the communities we want, to make them safer,” Orren explained.
The workshop will be in Grimshaw on May 1st at the Pomeroy Inns & Suites from 1-4 and 5-8. It will then shift to Peace River on May 2nd at Athabasca Hall from 1-4 and 5-8 and are free to the public.