Director, Community Resources
Phone: 519 650 8500 ext. 8855
Email: Lee Fitzpatrick
- Sergeant Sloden Lackovic, Community Resources Sergeant / Auxiliary Coordinator (519) 650 8500 ext. 8862
- Cst. Sara Schweitzer, Elementary School Resource Officer, (519) 650 8500 ext. 8866
- Cst. Cynthia Martin, Elementary School Resource Officer, (519) 650 8500 ext. 8867
- Cst. Peter Scandlan, Elementary School Resource Officer, (519) 650 8500 ext. 8868
- Catherine Wilkinson, Special Events Co-ordinator, (519) 650 8500 ext. 8768
- Maureen Rettinger, Administrative Assistant, (519) 650 8500 ext. 8526/8863
- Cst. Sandra Tout, Children’s Safety Village Education Officer, (519) 650 8500 ext. 8889
- Lisa Hummel, Children’s Safety Village Coordinator, (519) 650 8500 ext. 8545
The Community Resources Branch serves as a resource to Crime Prevention, Community Mobilization, Community Safety and Public Education initiatives within our Police Service and throughout our Regional Community.
About the Branch
The Community Resources Branch is responsible for the support of Community Mobilization and serves as a resource for crime prevention, crime reduction and public education initiatives within the Waterloo Regional Police Service and in our community.
The Waterloo Regional Police Service is committed to Community Policing through crime prevention initiatives, schools and community education, as well as community mobilization. Public education is delivered in part through ongoing presentations and hands-on safety activities at the Children's Safety Village , School Resource Officers and in conjunction with our partners for safe and caring schools.
Partners for Safe and Caring Schools
Partners for Safe and Caring Schools is a partnership comprised of representatives from schools in our region, Waterloo Regional Police, and child, youth and community agencies serving schools. We share concern for the safety and care of all students. We provide support for member groups to deliver services that help create and maintain safe and caring schools.
We meet five times during the school year at Division 1 on Frederick Street in Kitchener.
Our purpose is to identify, share and track information pertaining to creating and sustaining safe and caring environments and be a resource for schools and member agencies.
Schools and Community Education Current presentations include:
- Drugs/Alcohol Awareness- Grades 4-8
- Bullying- JK-3 and Grades 4-8
- Bullying/Cyberbullying/Internet Safety- Grades 4-8
- Internet safety for adults
- Street Proofing/Stranger Danger/Traffic Safety- JK-4
- Vandalism Grades- 4-8
- Halloween safety- Grades 1-3
- Railway safety- Dangers and Conesquences- Grades 4-8
- Bicycle safety - all ages
- Drug awareness
- Personal safety
- C.P.T.E.D. Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
The C.P.T.E.D. philosophy is founded on the belief that the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to reduction in the fear and incidence of crime as well as improvement in the quality of life.
For safety tips, please click here to visit our Crime Prevention page.