Bill McKinnon’s Public Safety Report for Kelowna

By Paul Mitchell, Q.C.
Categories: Blog

Bill McKinnon was Kelowna’s RCMP Superintendent a number of years ago. He was tasked by Kelowna City Council to investigate and prepare this report.

The mandate of his review was to address the social issues related to the impacts of homelessness, poverty, addictions, mental health and criminal behaviour on the City of Kelowna at this point in time. The review looked at the coordination of all levels of government to identify the services required and gaps in essential services required before there is a need for law enforcement

The report includes the following:

INTRO
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR
BACKGROUND/ CURRENT STATE
HOUSING FIRST
QUICK FIXES
TAKING THE LEAD
ENFORCEMENT
RCMP resources
Operational Plan
The Auxiliary Constable Program
HUB model
PACT ‐ Police & Crisis Team
Bike Patrol – RCMP / Bylaw Services
Private Security
COMMUNITY COURT
HEALTH: MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE
Treatment
Education & stigma
BASIC NEEDS
Shelters
Washrooms
Transportation
Water
Peer empowerment & employment
APPENDIX 1 – ENGAGEMENT
APPENDIX 2 – REFERENCES

See the full report here:  Public Safety Report