Cst. Gary Fraser (left) with Cst. James Fitzgerald
The Cape Breton Regional Police Services has a new Community Officer. Constable Gary Fraser has been assigned to the position and was out last weekend making important connections in the community.
The Third found Cst. Fraser on Charlotte St with Cst. James Fitzgerald making sure the Downtown Sydney Halloween event was safe and fun for all the trick-or-treaters.
The role of community officers includes building collaborative partnerships between the police and the individuals and organizations they serve to develop solutions to problems and to increase trust in police. The position is most effective when organizational structures are in place to support collaborative partnerships that allow for community involvement in identifying issues and finding solutions.
The Third looks forward to working with you, Cst. Fraser!