Question of the Week | June 6

When the downtown security pilot project was in place, did you see an improvement in public safety?


BACKGROUND:

The City of Terrace will wait until the fall before deciding on the Terrace Downtown Improvement Area (TDIA) society’s request to acquire and continue with security patrols downtown.

The Northern Valley Rangers, a Nisga’a based security company, was hired by the TDIA as part of a two-month pilot program from March to April. It was hoped they would help with excessive loitering and to gather reports on any crime-related activity, following an outcry of public safety concerns in the downtown area.

On May 27, TDIA reported on the success of the pilot project to Terrace council and informally asked the city to extend the contract for the remainder of the year, at a cost of $70,000.

When the downtown security pilot project was in place, did you notice an improvement in public safety?

FULL STORY: City of Terrace reviews downtown security patrol

READ MORE: Downtown security program worthy of extension, funding

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