Where Are We Now?
NET still comprises the Edmonton Police Service (EPS), The City of Edmonton, The Family Centre and the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region.
Going forward NET will address concerns based on recurring issues or situations that are identified. NET will now expand their current geographical area of responsibility from neighbourhood to EPS Divisions. Each EPS Division will be connected to liaisons from both the City and The Family Centre.
The liaisons will be tasked with active engagement and community outreach with a lens for potential issues. Once identified, partner organizations (the former NET management team) will consider the issue and arrange and mobilize resources relevant. The supports required from EPS will be determined and engaged based on the needs presented in each situation.
This approach will allow for multiple collaborative response teams to be engaged city-wide. Staff aligned with the partnership will no longer be tied to exclusive geography - positioning the approach to be applied where it is needed, when it is needed and then redeployed when the need subsides.