A focus on officers, staff and the community, public safety and targeted enforcement campaigns make up the three-pillar approach that will guide the Richmond RCMP over the next five years.
The 2021 to 2025 Strategic Plan, which the City of Richmond approved on Sept. 21, “forms the foundational building blocks” of Richmond Mounties’ planning process over the next five years.
It was formed around the theme of “our community, your RCMP,” and is centred on three strategic pillars, including people (RCMP employees and the community), promoting public safety and targeted enforcement, according to Richmond RCMP.
“It is a theme that is intended to serve as a promise to our detachment members, employees, volunteers and our community, that our initiatives, no matter what the size, are centred around our vision and goal of making Richmond the safest city in Canada,” said Chief Supt. Will Ng, officer-in-charge of Richmond RCMP, in a statement.
The three pillars, meanwhile, will “define the vision for the work and initiatives” of Richmond RCMP until 2025.
Under the “people” pillar, the strategic plan states Richmond Mounties will invest in employees by promoting mental wellness, “enabling career development” and “embracing feedback to drive change.”
For the community, Mounties will, for example, increase opportunities for public engagement and support “collaborative responses to complex social issues.”
The public safety pillar includes crime prevention education, youth mentorship and increasing “police visibility through enhanced patrols and public engagement activities.”
Meanwhile, targeted enforcement includes conducting targeted traffic enforcement and education, as well as deploying proactive patrols and conducting gang-suppression activities.