File #: 24-249    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Period Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/15/2024 In control: Special Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 5/27/2024 Final action:
Title: Community Safety Services Department - 2024 First Period Report
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1 - 2024 1st Period Report - Bylaw Enforcement, 2. Attachment 2 - 2024 1st Period Report - Building Permit Chart
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DATE: May 27, 2024 Report No. CSS-24-002
TO: Dan Horan, Chief Administrative Officer
FROM: Joel Clary, Director of Engineering & Public Works
SUBJECT:TITLECommunity Safety Services Department - 2024 First Period Report

The following is a report on the activities pertaining to the Community Safety Services Department from January 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024. The Director of Community Safety Services position remains vacant due to the unplanned absence (due to medical issues) and subsequent retirement of the incumbent. The responsibilities of this role remain shared between the Director of Engineering and Public Works (bylaw and building inspections), the Manager of Economic Development (business licencing) and the Chief Administrative Officer (Public Safety Building, policing and emergency management). A competition to fill the Director position is currently underway.


1. Emergency Management

* Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP)

o Developed social media posts for the whole year on various aspects of emergency preparedness.
o Attended Family Day festivities and set up a table at the Rec Centre; handed out preparedness information.
o Participated in the Recruitment Fair.

* Emergency Support Services

o Conducted Reception Centre training for staff members at Municipal Hall and recreation staff at Archie Browning.
o Responded to a Level One event at 1007 Esquimalt Rd, supported three residents.
o Responded to a Level two event at 656 Garrett Street where 20 residents were supported.
o Level One training session with Oak Bay volunteers where Esquimalt volunteers provided mentorship to Oak Bay volunteers.
o Attended Regional Workshop that was co-organized by Esquimalt Emergency Program.

* Emergency Radio Communications

o Began training with two new Radio Volunteers.
o Arranged for Industry Canada to transfer VE7EEP and VE7EEM club call sign certification to team leader La...

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