Safety

Data-based crime fight first step in duo’s innovation explosion

Kris Andreychuk and Stephane Contre are so in love with their jobs that you can easily imagine them poking each other occasionally, just to be sure that they’re actually getting paid to do what they...

Bylaw Officers’ compassion goes a long way

When Edmonton bylaw enforcement officers Darlene Kutkinoff and Chantel Perizzolo realized the owner of a junk-filled Inglewood yard had mental health challenges, their innovative approach was adopted ...

Cadet Callout: Edmonton Fire Cadets are Recruiting for its 2nd Class

With the upcoming one year anniversary of the Edmonton Fire Cadet Program, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services is excited to be recruiting their second class of Fire Cadets. In the inaugural year, the Cadet...

Sexual Exploitation Week of Awareness 2015, April 20-24: Shaping the Future Together

Sexual exploitation, and its related factors, remains a significant issue within our region. It can happen on many levels, and is a crime that Edmontonians face in today’s world. We continue to hear...

Story of the 118th Avenue NET Team

The Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (NET) has been in the 118th Avenue area for the past six years. It has been a great privilege to work with such an invested, compassionate and strong community. The ...

Who’s got your back?

You’ve planned an exciting night out. It’s 1 a.m. The music is blasting. You’re surrounded by a crowd. You’re having the time of your life. But are you aware of what’s going on around you? A...

The Public are the Police

I once had a police partner who quoted former UK Prime Minister Robert Peel: “The police are the public and the public are the police.” I have been giving this statement a lot of thought lately as...

Bridge barriers: a seemingly simplistic approach

On August 18, 2014, City Council pushed forward on the installation of barriers for the High Level Bridge. Aesthetics and impact on usability were major considerations. Luckily, these are not mutually...

#20SECDEFENCE

We are by nature creatures of habit; habits that have developed over a period of time.  As with many things, we form both good and bad habits. One common habit that many of us have is our “arrived ...

Building a police vehicle: surgery, art and a full service philosophy

To hear Clayton Kokotailo explain his City of Edmonton Fleet Services Branch auto mechanic job, you’d almost think he was describing heaven on earth. He has, you see, one of the most unique jobs in ...

NET and the Crime Triangle

It has been a busy few months since my last Transforming Edmonton post, so I finally decided to sit down, remove distractions and write. So, Blackberry off and coffee in hand, here goes… At first I ...

What’s better than two happy kids and a safer world?

If not for a major lifestyle balance decision she made two years ago, City of Edmonton Fleet Safety Officer Melissa Emery could well have become Canadian manager for a huge, international courier firm...

A Heart-Warming Partnership

What fascinates young children? Fire trucks. Who do they look up to as heroes? Firefighters. What is a long-standing tradition of fire halls? Making meals and eating together. What could be more perfe...

Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Part Three

In my last post, I shared my own family’s connection to the residential school system and how I struggle to come to terms with my role in the reconciliation process. The challenge that each of us fa...

Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Part Two

In my last post, I started to share my experience at the TRC Alberta National Event held at the Shaw Conference Centre March 27-30. As I listened to these stories, my own family’s history starte...

Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Part One

When the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team looks at root causes of crime, often we find that fear is at the root it. We hear from people on a daily basis that they are afraid that they will be victims of...

2014 Sexual Exploitation Week of Awareness

The 118th Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (N.E.T.) is proud to be a member of the Sexual Exploitation Working Group (SEWG) in Edmonton. This year, we are very pleased to be hosting the 2014 Sexual Expl...

Pets Can Go Home Again

I arrive at the Animal Care and Control Centre only moments before a woman comes in with a black and white Shih Tzu/Terrier cross she found running across a busy road. Customer Service Representative ...

N.E.T. Update: Reducing car theft in Queen Alexandra

Since initially entering the Queen Alexandra community in October of 2013 we have been eagerly trying to catch ourselves up to speed on everything that is going on in and around the area. It has been ...

Speak Out against Sexual Exploitation

Edmonton is a city of builders! We have built a thriving economy, we have a growing arts community and we are building fantastic inclusive communities. We have an engaged citizenry that can accomplish...

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