The Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police
is proud to present
Constable Anthony Rodier
of the Regina Police Service
COMMUNITY POLICING AWARD
Constable Anthony Rodier has been a Patrol Constable with the Regina Police Service since 2008. When assigned to work in the Cathedral area in January of 2011, he noticed that graffiti appeared to be more and more visible throughout the community. Store owners and pedestrians who frequented the area shared his concern so he took it upon himself to record graffiti on garages, garbage cans, power boxes, mail boxes, and businesses throughout the area.
With that information, Constable Rodier identified the stakeholders who could assist in eliminating the graffiti. These stakeholders included the Regina Police Service Graffiti Coordinator, the City of Regina Bylaw Enforcement office, Lorras Disposal, Canada Post, the editor of the ‘Village Voice’ community publication, CJME Talk Radio, and local business owners.
At a Cathedral Community Association meeting, Constable Rodier identified the issue and provided possible solutions, highlighting the need for community support to assist with the elimination of graffiti. At this meeting, he garnered media support from the Village Voice and CJME Talk radio. A local business, Cobb Music, allowed a local artist to paint a mural on the building to provide visibly pleasing artwork. Other businesses came forward to support a ‘Community Paint Out’ and ‘Community Clean Up’. On September 29, 2012, the community gathered and participated in these initiatives.
By utilizing the concepts and strategies of the Community Policing model, Constable Rodier was able to identify stakeholders, focus on the issues, and develop an action plan. His implementation of a community cleanup empowered the community to get involved in removing the graffiti and created an increased feeling of safety among the residents.
The Saskatchewan Chiefs of Police is proud to recognize Constable Anthony Rodier with the Community Policing Award.
Chief Troy Hagen
President, Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police