An Update from Regional Chair Gary Carr:

 

Halton Ranked Safest Regional Municipality in Canada in 2010

 

Halton Ranked Safest Regional Municipality in Canada 3rd Year

 

For the third year in a row, Halton has been ranked the safest place to live in the GTA and the safest regional municipality in Canada, according to Maclean’s 2010 crime ranking of our nation’s most dangerous cities released yesterday.

 Chief Crowell citied the Service’s innovative community policing partnerships, youth programs, and close working relationships with Halton’s many diverse cultural, ethnic and faith-based groups, as directly contributing to making the region one of the safest in Canada.

“Police cannot work in isolation. In Halton, we benefit from having very active community members, who are interested in working closely with us to keep Halton as safe tomorrow as it is today.”

The Service has won awards for its strong focus on diversity, most recently the 2008 Gold Medal for Human Rights and Race Relations from the Human Rights and Race Relations Centre, in recognition of the Service’s efforts to curb racism and promote multiculturalism in Halton.

In 2006, the HRPS had 544 uniform and 207 civilian members, and responded to 105,172 calls for service, with a cost per capita for policing of $190.91. Maclean’s based its ranking on aggregate results of the 2006 per capita crime rates in six personal and property crimes: murder, sexual assault, aggravated assault, robbery, breaking and entering, and auto theft from the Canadian Centre for Justice Studies.

The Halton Regional Police Service is actively recruiting new officers to join its ranks, and people who are interested in working for the Service are encouraged to contact recruiting at (905) 825-4747 ext. 5116 or visit the Service’s website at www.hrps.on.ca for more information