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HRM Public

Safety Office

Staff Sgt. Scott MacDonald, HRM's Public Safety Officer

Sgt. Scott MacDonald

Effective November 16, 2012, Staff Sergeant Scott MacDonald has been appointed HRM's Public Safety Officer.

S/Sgt. MacDonald replaces Superintendent Don Spicer, HRM's first Public Safety Office. S/Sgt. MacDonald reported to Supt. Spicer for over three years and worked alongside him on many public safety initiatives. As a result, S/Sgt. MacDonald has a keen sense of the position and its partnerships.



Be more than a bystander

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, HRM Partners in Policing and local celebrities have come together to speak out on violence against women.

“The campaign is about empowering each of us to be more than a bystander and take action when it comes to abusive attitudes and behaviours early on, before they have the chance to escalate to violence,” says S/Sgt. Scott MacDonald, HRM Public Safety Officer.

more on the campaign and more videos...




The HRM Public Safety Office was created in March 2009 in response to the Mayor's Roundtable on Violence Report.

Its primary responsibilities are to:

  • strengthen existing partnerships and foster new ones with the various levels of government, social agencies, educational institutions, business associations and community/citizens’ groups to ensure a coordinated and holistic approach to address the root causes of crime and enhance public safety.

  • lead and direct a coordinated response to the Mayor’s Roundtable Report recommendations.

The HRM Public Safety Office falls within the purview of Halifax Regional Police, under the direction of S/Sgt. Scott MacDonald, HRM's Interim Public Safety Officer.