Community safety is central to the quality of life for residents of any city. Everyone should feel secure and confident to walk down city streets, ride public transit or visit and explore any community in Edmonton.
In an effort to build a stronger, safer and more inclusive Edmonton, the City has developed.
This Plan summarizes the many ways the City has responded—and will continue to respond—to ensure the health and safety of Edmontonians. The Plan involves tangible action on several components of community safety including:
- Identified need for a healthy streets operations centre
- Increased police presence
- Increased peace officers
- Amended conduct of transit passengers bylaw
- Increased response to encampments and problem properties
- Funded business security
- Funded community recovery
- Installed temporary public washrooms
- Completed safety audits
- Increased cleaning in parks, roads and alleys
- Funded opioid prevention and response
- Increased communications and co-ordination with businesses and social
Putting this plan into action requires intentional partnerships, coordinated efforts of the City of Edmonton, other orders of government, agencies, industry, downtown employers, land owners and Edmontonians.
Related Initiatives and Strategies
The Downtown Core and Transit System Safety Plan was shaped by the following initiatives: