Course description

Recognizing the expanding roles of municipal and provincial offices officers, and the contributions they are making to community health and wellbeing, this course focuses on collaborative public safety practice in two main areas: public education around current community issues; and strategies and techniques for neighbourhood engagement to prevent offences and mitigate risk. Learners will contrast public education/prevention versus enforcement and examine the impacts that municipal bylaw/provincial offences officers can have on communities through a discerning blend of education, support and enforcement strategies. Students will survey and describe existing and emerging community challenges (e.g., the legalization of cannabis, unsanctioned public gatherings, inter-group conflict), and consider options for addressing these challenges through programming and operations

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery