Police begin strategic planning process – DiscoverMooseJaw.com

Over the next few weeks, the Moose Jaw Police Service will begin consultations to develop a five-year strategic management plan for 2023.

It was passed at the Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioners meeting that they would engage Praxis Consulting Ltd to move the process forward.

“We’re a little behind schedule now because we had to reach the (council) meeting, but in the proposal they were ready to go,” Moose Jaw Police Department Chief Rick Bourassa said.

Praxis was chosen through a request for proposals process. A committee consisting of Commissioners Dawn Luhning and Darrell Markin and Bourassa and Deputy Chief Rick John reviewed the proposals and made the recommendation.

The police department is expected to meet with Praxis in a week or two to begin the first phase, but dates are still being finalized.

Bourassa said the process will include analyzing past strategic plans as well as identifying community needs and priorities.

“So it will be a solid and broad process that will be undertaken. There will be more public discussion as this moves forward, explained Bourassa.

Stakeholders and groups to consult are still being worked out, but Bourassa said the board will have a choice as to how deep they want the report to go.

Louisa R. Loomis