You are invited to review our meeting as we discuss the latest policing stats in Midland, endorsement of a new “CamSafe” program and automated speed enforcement cameras for our community safety and school zones. We also discuss traffic safety initiative requests such as loud mufflers/unnecessary noise, speeding and increased police presence in our community through a potential OPP pilot program that could see special constables on patrol to augment front line officers. Special constables are used to police Metrolinx (GoTransit – GTA), OC Transpo in Ottawa and many university campuses. These are all high level conversations and novel approaches that we are working with the OPP to explore in our community.
Here is an Ottawa example of the Special Constable role in policing the transit system: https://www.octranspo.com/en/our-services/safe-travels/special-constables/
Here is a Toronto example of the Special Constable role: https://www.metrolinx.com/en/news/on-patrol-with-transit-safety%E2%80%99s-new-special-response-unit
Here is a Campus approach to Special Constables: https://www.campussafety.utoronto.ca/special-constables