B9: Mental Health & Addictions Drain on Policing Resources

Year
2015
Category
Justice and Protective Services
NCLGA Ref#
B8

Status

NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse | Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership

Details

WHEREAS policing resources are being extensively utilized to deal with mental health and addictions issues across the Province;

AND WHEREAS this drain on policing resources makes it challenging for police services to focus on their primary responsibilities of preventing and investigating crime, and maintaining peace and order in our communities;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA lobby the Provincial Government to ensure that the level of resourcing and facilities for providing mental health and addiction services are increased throughout the Province to allow for improved access and treatment for those suffering from mental health issues, including addictions.

Responses

The UBCM membership has consistently endorsed resolutions calling on the provincial government to provide improved resourcing and facilities for mental health and addictions services throughout the province (2014-B34, 2013-B52, 2010-B42, 2008-A1, 2007-B89, 2007-B153, 2006-B50, 2006-B51, 2005-B3).