The RCMP is here to assist and help every member of the community. The RCMP often takes time to check in with various people in the community and offer support but the police can only facilitate so much.
Broken Window Theory: when there is a run-down building, graffiti, broken windows, etc that building and the area around it becomes a target. Hold your area and your businesses to a standard, address graffiti and broken windows, etc within 1 to 2 days.
Place security cameras in stores:
If all of the businesses are consistent and do the same thing this creates continuity and a community standard, over time people will get the message that they cannot act that way.
RE: centralization of services downtown- Can we spread these services out?
If there is a shoplifter in my store what can I do?
What is the appropriate response to yelling and screaming?
What do I do if I find needles?
The Warming Centre is open Monday to Friday, 1 to 5 pm. Funding ends March 31st, the Warming Centre is hoping to extend their hours and stay open throughout the summer months. If you think the Warming Centre has benefited Downtown Courtenay and your business you can send letters or emails of support to Mayor and Council.
If any members have any general questions/concerns about the Warming Centre please contact Andrea at 250-897-6432 (mobile phone) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you see specific behaviours outside of the Warming Centre that are not appropriate (cursing, littering, loitering, panhandling, etc) please contact Danielle at 250-650-0622 or email@example.com. Danielle is the Manager at Connect and can immediately address any concerns that pop up.
If you feel unsafe or need to report a crime call the RCMP.