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Public Safety Office

Update on Public Safety Office

On April 29, 2014, Halifax Regional Council adopted a recommendation to receive the Mayor and Council Review of Task Force on Violence and Public Safety and to refer the Review to Committee of the Whole for discussion. Following are the documents reviewed at the May 13, 2014 Committee of the Whole meeting:

On May 13, 2014, Halifax Regional Council passed the following motion:
MOVED by Deputy Mayor Fisher, seconded by Councillor Mason that Halifax Regional Council:

  1. Direct the CAO to implement the relocation of the Public Safety Office function from the Halifax Regional Police to the HRM administration, as described in the Mayor and Council Review of Task Force on Violence and Public Safety;
  2. Direct the CAO to review and respond as appropriate to the recommendations of the Mayor and Council Review of Task Force on Violence and Public Safety, and to report back to Council no less than twice yearly; and
  3. Direct the CAO to consult with the Board of Police Commissioners to obtain feedback on the Clairmont report with respect to the Public Safety Office and ensure it aligns appropriately with the requirements of the Police Act.