NET comes to Queen Alexandra

Hello…we would like to introduce ourselves; we are the Queen Alexandra Neighbourhood Empowerment Team. Our team consists of Connie Marciniuk (social worker), Lane Gagnon (youth liaison) and Constable John Beatson. We started in the community on October 1, 2013. Our stay in Queen Alexandra will be fairly short, less than four years, but we are confident that together we can make a positive change.

L to R: Lane Gagnon, Const. Beatson, Connie Marciniuk

So what is NET?

It is a crime reduction and prevention program with much of our work being focused on four indicators; theft from auto, theft of auto, break and enters, and assaults. There are times when solutions can be complicated because crime can be a result of complex factors… which means that detailed analysis, multiple partnerships and diverse strategies are required to address the underlying causes of crime. Check out the posts of some of our colleagues as they share their stories of crime prevention in action. 

There are times when crime prevention is far easier than it sounds, and everyone can play a role… such as simply locking your doors every time you leave your car. Over the years, NET has worked with many community groups and individuals and has done everything from cleaning up parks and green spaces to orchestrating social media campaigns, educating apartment residents about their rights and helping youth take steps towards healthier lives. But remember, safety has as much to do with the people who live in the community taking small steps as it does with implementing broad crime prevention strategies.

We are located in the Old Strathcona Community Station at 7903-104 Street. However, we are there sporadically as we love being out and about in the community, so it is often easier to contact us in the following ways.

Connie Marciniuk
Phone: 780-975-3921
Email: connie.marciniuk@edmonton.ca
Twitter: Connie_NET

Lane Gagnon
Phone: 780-718-8808
Email: lane.gagnon@the-family-centre.com
Instagram: Lane_NET

Constable John Beatson
Phone: 780-426-8344
Email: john.beatson@edmonton.ca

Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions or concerns, or to simply introduce yourself.

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About the Author
Connie Marciniuk
Connie Marciniuk is a Community Capacity Builder with the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team. These teams have played an integral role in community policing and crime prevention in Edmonton for the past 8 years and are the result of a four way partnership with the City, EPS, The Family Centre and the United Way.
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