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The Diversity Relation Bureau is dedicated to addressing various needs within our multicultural community by supporting community initiatives, promoting inclusivity, implementing outreach programs, developing relationships by engaging community members, providing educational training, mediating in times of crisis and conducting reviews of all hate/bias motivated crimes and incidents.
The Diversity Relations Bureau liaises with community-based agencies, educational facilities, government, law enforcement agencies and members of the community to develop and maintain strong relationships and facilitate mutual understanding and trust. This is achieved through the sharing of information, open communication and dialogue that promotes education of cultures, religions and current events that affect our community.
Monitor local and global events that have the potential to impact our community. Intervene at the community level through our stakeholder and advisory committees to implement awareness through initiatives. This is done through collaborative partnerships with community-based agencies and organizations.
Education and Training
In collaboration with community partners and government agencies, develop training and seminars for all police personnel to ensure they possess the necessary knowledge and skills to provide fair and equitable service to the various communities within our jurisdiction. Identify and deliver programs that address cultural awareness and promote inclusivity throughout the Region of Peel.
The Diversity Relations Unit reviews and monitors all hate/bias motivated reports to ensure compliance with departmental policies. Provide assistance to investigative personnel in relation to hate/bias motivated incidents and crimes. Track trends and patterns and in conjunction with community partners ensure a greater awareness of hate crime and incidents. Prepare an annual report for Statistics Canada on hate crime in our jurisdiction.
Through both social and mainstream media the Diversity Relations Unit endeavours to provide cultural awareness through community engagement and outreach, police initiatives and campaigns, and through collaborative community events.
Diversity Relations Unit is responsible the following:
- Develop and maintain polices related to diversity issues to enhance our police service's ability to better serve the community
- Monitor police occurrence reports to ensure officers comply with said policies
- Provide assistance/guidance with any diversity related investigations when required
- Develop, deliver and amend, when required, all in-service awareness education modules relating to diversity and/or hate crime issues
- Conflict mediation for inter-community and/or police-community concerns
- Extensive community outreach initiatives to ensure the needs of the various communities within our policing jurisdiction are identified and addressed
- Develop and maintain partnerships with all communities to ensure police-community interactions are non-offensive without compromising officer safety practices
- Develop and maintain partnerships with other service providers within our policing jurisdiction (i.e.: community-based ethno-specific agencies, school boards, media, government)
- Identify, develop and maintain a networking partnership with other diversity focused service providers to strengthen our policies and practices and to share or seek out "Best Practices"
The Peel Regional Police routinely reviews existing policies and practices to ensure we maintain a high level of service delivery. As an organization we are proud of our achievements in addressing the needs of our culturally diverse region and have been recognized for some of our initiatives.