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Law and Community Safety Overview
The Law and Community Safety Division brings together the City's public safety providers, along with sections responsible for legal and regulatory matters.
The Law Section is responsible for providing advice to City Council and staff regarding the City's legal rights and obligations; ensuring bylaws adopted by City Council are legally correct; preparing reviewing and implementing legal documents and contracts; and ensuring the City is represented in any court proceedings in which it is involved.
The role of the Community Bylaws Department is to either lead, assist or partner with others to ensure that the City's various bylaws are compiled with regard for the overall benefit of the community.
The City's primary community safety providers are Police (RCMP), Fire-Rescue, Emergency Programs and Community Bylaws. Community Safety Services are delivered using a partnership and team-based-model. This integrated team approach to service delivery improves direct communications and maximizes opportunities to work closely together through joint programs and services.
The Community Safety Committee of City Council is the venue where safety is able to respond directly to Council on community safety issues.
A link is maintained to others involved in delivering services though Richmond's Safe Communities Alliance.
Contacts: Law & Public Safety