Our community is at the heart of everything we do. Because engaging and strengthening community partnerships are so critical to preventing and solving crime, we created the Chief's Advisory Committees with the Black, Chinese, LGBTQ+, Muslim, Sikh and Youth communities. This helps us work together to address issues, find solutions to community problems and to enhance relationships. These committees meet several times a year to discuss various topics unique to each group. They also act as a resource to Peel Regional Police employees on matters related to policy, communications, training, outreach and engagement strategies.

We have the following six Chief's Advisory Committees:

Muslim Advisory Committee

The  Muslim Advisory Committee began in late 2014 as a result of the increased interactions between the Muslim community and the Peel Regional Police Intelligence Bureau and Equity and Inclusion Bureau. The Muslim Advisory Committee was created to assist and be an advisor to the Peel Regional Police. A core group of individuals from the Muslim Community were selected to make up the first Peel Regional Police Muslim Advisory Committee. This group has the mission of providing innovative and effective policing to ensure a safe environment to live, work and visit. The vision of this committee is ‘A Safer Community Together.'

Black Advisory Committee:

The  Black Advisory Committee began as a result of the success we had with the Muslim Advisory Committee. An initial meeting was hosted by the Peel Regional Police Equity and Inclusion Bureau in May 2015.  The vision of this group is ‘A Safer Community Together' and the committee is committed to the values of inclusivity, trust, respect, understanding, safety and transparency.

Sikh Advisory Committee:

The Sikh Advisory Committee was initiated in February 2016.  Through several meetings in 2016, the Sikh Advisory Committee created a vision statement, mission, statement of purpose, and terms of reference under which the committee would function. The vision is ‘A Safer Community Together' and the mission is to support and ensure community safety through proactive engagement between Peel Regional Police and the Sikh community based on trust, respect, understanding and transparency.

Chinese Advisory Committee:

The Chinese Advisory Committee began as a result of the success we had with the Muslim, Black and Sikh Advisory Committees. An initial meeting was hosted by our Equity and Inclusion Bureau in November 2016. By 2017, the full set membership had been determined and the mission, value and goals were completed. This committee has a vision of ‘A Safer Community Together' and values trust, respect, understanding, safety and transparency.

LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee:

In December 2016, the LGBTQ+ had its first meeting with three community members and six police officers. In 2017, the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee continued to develop relationship as well as adding two more members to the committee. The committee vision is ‘A Safer Community Together' and the mission is to bring forward different views and perspectives to positively change attitudes and create opportunities to build stronger relationships between the LGBTQ+ community and our organization.

In consultation with the LGBTQ+ community, we have launched the Safe Place initiative in Peel Region. It is a voluntary program designed to assist all victims of hate-motivated crimes or incidents, but more specifically, the LGBTQ+ community by providing them with a safe place and support to report incidents to police.

Any business, school or other organization that voluntarily displays the Peel Police Safe Place sticker on their front entrance window is showcasing a commitment to providing a safe place for victims. They also commit to allowing entry to their business to provide shelter and safety and to contact police for assistance.

Sign up or learn more about the program.

Youth Advisory Committee:

An initial meeting for this committee was hosted by the Equity and Inclusion Bureau in December 2016. The mission of this committee is to support and ensure community safety through proactive engagement between our organization and the young people of our community. Learn more by visiting our Engaging Youth page

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