We envision increased regional cooperation in protecting public safety and preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.


CRD Protective Services continues to maintain safety, good order and public health through emergency management and animal control and by enforcing bylaws using education, mediation, fines and injunctions.

Collaborating with other agencies and partners ensures a coordinated and effective response to regional emergencies and bylaw enforcement, and furthers involvement in the Public Alert Notification System and the Regional Emergency Management Partnership. As the local government for three electoral areas, the CRD supports volunteer fire departments and local-level emergency services.

Anticipated initiatives, staffing, timing and service level requirements for the year ahead are outlined each year in the Protective Services Community Need Summary.

Key activities related to our commitment to protective services are outlined in the following plans and strategies:

  • The Regional Emergency Management Partnership (REMP) was established to enhance regional emergency management planning activities within the geographical area of the CRD.
  • The CRD Board Priorities confirm the CRD’s vision, mission and mandate and set the long-term strategic direction for the CRD in order to respond to community needs.
  • The CRD Corporate Plan outlines how the CRD will respond to community needs and deliver on the CRD Board Priorities, ongoing service commitments and approved plans over four years.

The Planning and Protective Services Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Board on items related to public safety and emergency management.