Crime Prevention Safety Audit Walk
THUNDER BAY – The Crime Prevention Council is working with Thunder Bay Police Service and Barry Horrobin, Director of Planning and Physical Resources with the Windsor Police Service, to conduct a preliminary Safety Audit.
The audit is based on the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Today the audit walk is happening in the city’s downtown South Core as part of the development of an audit tool that can be used to assess safety in neighbourhoods across Thunder Bay.
The preliminary audit takes place today, Sept. 11, and consists of two separate walks, or audits – one during the day and one at night, in an effort to identify diverse safety features/issues in this area.
Crime Prevention staff are also working with Fort William Business District and the City’s Planning Division on this initiative.
Horrobin will be compiling a Safety Audit Report on his findings, which will include recommendations aimed at improving safety in this neighbourhood and the audit tool. The report will be provided to Thunder Bay Police Service and the Crime Prevention Council, which will work to bring the recommendations forward starting with a presentation to City Council in December.