Article originally posted by the City of Calgary here.
Calgary, AB – The City of Calgary is proud to host this year’s AGM and Conference of the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention (CMNCP) on May 17 and 18, 2018. Municipal and community leaders are gathering in Calgary to share best practices in community safety, discuss advances in crime prevention, and share examples of innovative approaches to municipal crime prevention.
As a member of the CMNCP, The City of Calgary is proud to showcase its initiatives in crime prevention.
“Crime is not inevitable,” says Felix Munger the managing director for the CMNCP. “We know that by reallocating the equivalent of just 10 per cent of the $22 billion currently spent on policing, courts and corrections to effective crime prevention, crime could be reduced by a further 50 per cent.”
“Municipalities play a significant role in preventing crime and creating community safety,” says Cheryl Joynt, manager of Neighbourhood Supports at The City of Calgary, and local AGM and Conference host. “By meeting with crime prevention practitioners and experts from across the country, we share what is working, and put best practices into action, here in Calgary and coast to coast.”
The AGM and Conference takes place Thursday, May 17, and Friday May 18, 2018.
The Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention (CMNCP) is a growing network of Canadian municipalities committed to investing in proven and collaborative crime prevention and community safety strategies that go beyond the reactive policing and criminal justice activities. These include the full range of preventive measures that tackle the causes of crime through stronger actions and innovations in sectors such as schools, housing, social and youth services, health and preventative policing.