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Engagement session planned with Grande Prairie Police Commission, Chief in October

Grande Prairie residents have the chance in October, to give their input to the Grande Prairie Police Commission and Grande Prairie Municipal Police Chief about the city’s policing transition.

Residents can participate by sharing their perspectives and experiences with policing in the City of Grande Prairie, which the police commission says will help redefine the “landscape of law enforcement” in the community.

The engagement session will be happening at the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion in Muskoseepi Park on October 25th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with members of the Grande Prairie Police Commission, along with Chief Dwayne Laskusta, in attendance.

“Our focus will be on reimagining the future of policing and fostering positive community-police relationships that align with the values and needs of our diverse population.”

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Those wanting to attend the event must register online by October 4th. Residents who cannot attend in person can still give their input through a six-question online survey.

City Council voted in favour of transitioning to a municipal police service in March and has since taken the steps outlined in year one of the five-year transition plan, including forming and appointing a police commission and hiring Chief Lakusta, who started his role as the top officer in Grande Prairie at the beginning of September.

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