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Gang Prevention Coordinator – Full Time (1 Year Contract, with renewal options for up to 3 years)
Municipality: Abbotsford Police Department This posting closed on

December 16, 2019
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Job Description: The Abbotsford Police Department, with staff strength in excess of 300, is committed to making Abbotsford the safest city in BC. Through continuous improvement and innovation, we strive to provide the highest quality of service to our growing community.

AbbyPD understands that gang violence affects all communities within the Lower Mainland. In an effort to combat gang violence, the Gang Prevention Coordinator will build relationships between communities, determine best practices, and help establish common goals. This position will work towards creating a cross-jurisdictional and cohesive community engagement approach, in alignment with provincial and regional gang enforcement strategies.
Duties: Main responsibilities:

•Foster and channel community activism by working with federal and municipal policing partners, community groups, religious groups, the School District, and other municipalities;

•In partnership with the School District, Community Services and other educational organizations, develop and provide programs to educate and assist parents in identifying and disrupting behaviours consistent with gang involvement;

•Engage with AbbyPD’s Gang Unit and Youth Squad to identify at-risk youth and families for intervention;

•Develop and implement community-based programs for at-risk youths to provide positive pathways away from gang life; and

•Through community contacts, encourage and facilitate communication between the public and police.
Skill Requirements: You are a self-motivated individual with the right combination of passion, skills and dedication to engage, challenge and guide the public and AbbyPD’s partners towards the goal of ending gang violence. You must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and the ability to liaise effectively with both staff and external stakeholders. You will have a background in law enforcement and experience in establishing and maintaining respectful and positive community relations. You will also be fluent in English and Punjabi. Flexibility to work varied hours is also a must.
Additional Information: The successful candidate must obtain and maintain an enhanced security clearance, which includes a polygraph test. If this opportunity matches your qualifications and expectations, please submit resumes online only.
Opening Date: December 3, 2019 08:30 AM
Closing Date: December 16, 2019 04:30 PM