City Council formally adopted Red Deer’s 2022-2024 Annual Policing Plan today. The plan, commonly referred to as the APP, was developed jointly between The City and Red Deer RCMP, and outlines the community’s top policing priorities for the next two years.

“The 2022-2024 Annual Policing Plan demonstrates our commitment to supporting our community needs with a localized policing strategy,” said Mayor Ken Johnston. “I am grateful for our partnership with the RCMP and am confident they will develop effective strategies and tactics to address each area.”

The 2022-2024 APP addresses three priorities for Red Deer policing including police response and visibility, crime reduction and engaging community members. Each priority provides an area of focus for police, as well as specific goals within each area.

“The priorities in the new APP really speak to the challenges we are seeing in Red Deer and will drive a localized strategy to address the community’s concerns,” said Superintendent Holly Glassford, Officer in Charge for the Red Deer RCMP.

The City and RCMP worked together to develop the plan, which included public consultations done in February 2022. Targeted focus groups, as well as public and internal surveys were used to gather input about community and members’ experiences and feelings of safety in Red Deer.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to hear the public's experiences and concerns,” said Glassford. “We took what we heard from the public and from our members, coupled with real crime statistics, and used that information to form the policing priorities you see here today.”

The 2022-2024 Annual Policing Plan is available to the public on the City website at The What We Heard Report outlining feedback from public consultations is also available for review.