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Our Community Service Office consists of three Constables, each with a specific role.

Cst. Bailey is the Community Service Officer.

His primary role is to engage youth in meaningful dialogue and mentorship in grade schools from J.K. to Gr. 8. His topics include bullying, drug awareness, and use of 911, internet safety, sexting, bicycle and pedestrian safety. The Community Services officer also provides support to the front line officers by promoting education and awareness. This officer provides public education services to the public through a variety of programs and initiatives to enhance and improve the level of communication and interaction with the youth of St.Thomas. This officer is the primary link to the seventeen (17) elementary schools in St. Thomas. Age and grade appropriate safety and awareness programs are conducted throughout each school year.

Cst. Calvert is the Community Resource Officer.

Her primary role is to build positive relationships between Police and youth. She spends most of his time in the local High Schools. Her topics include Impaired Driving, drugs, Policing as a career and social media. The Community Resource officer focuses on two distinct areas – High Schools and Beat Patrol. This officer works closely with the uniform branch, in particular the Adopt-A-School officers and the drug enforcement unit. In the high schools, the mandate is to enhance communication between school officials, students, parents, and the police; This officer also maintains regular foot and bicycle patrols in the downtown core and in other areas where such a presence is required, enhancing dialogue with merchants and the general public.

Cst. De Leeuw is the Crime Prevention/ Media Officer.

He works closely with the media to disseminate pertinent information involving current police initiatives/activities, crime trends, Crime Prevention Techniques and Police involvement in the community. His topics include Robbery Prevention, Frauds and Scams, Elder Abuse, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.

The St.Thomas Police Service advocates proactive policing and actively promotes the concepts of community involvement in crime prevention. By maintaining effective, open lines of communication between the Police Service and our citizens, we are able to better inform the public about timely issues of concern in our community. Communication also promotes community involvement in crime prevention programs and expands our educational initiatives.

The mandate of the Crime Prevention officer, is to provide support to the front line officers through the promotion and expansion of crime prevention initiatives. Through daily contact with the local media, the Crime Prevention officer provides information to the public about current police activities, criminal trends, proactive crime prevention techniques and our community policing initiatives.

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