Community Safety Officer (CSO) Project
In July 2009, the CSO pilot project was reviewed in partnership with the “E” Division CSO Implementation Management Team and ICURS. The progress review was a concerted effort to locate documentation and consultation of primary stakeholders regarding the CSO pilot project, a holistic approach. The CSO Pilot Project was launched in collaboration with the Client Service Enhancement Project (CSEP) by the RCMP, where consultations identified the need to provide contract partner communities with flexible models of service delivery featuring increased client focus. Four pilot detachments, Surrey, Langley, Ridge Meadows and Prince George were identified on the basis of location, community needs, detachment operational features and the willingness to participate. With reassurance policing at its focus, the CSO pilot project is expected to provide client driven service enhancement and police capacity enhancement, and one such example is increasing community satisfaction, trust and confidence in policing. Four recommendations were provided towards the assessment, management of risk and capacity to the project.