A new era of public safety is emerging. The COVID-19 pandemic’s dual role as both an accelerator of transformation and amplifier of disruptive forces has revealed opportunities, challenges and potential threats for public and community safety organizations worldwide. From police and border services to corrections and intelligence agencies, public and community safety organizations have had to rethink operating models to operate more seamlessly within an ecosystem.
On top of that, citizen expectations for safe and healthy communities are at an all-time high. Keeping society safe and secure in a way that incorporates innovative digital solutions while embracing diversity, inclusivity, equality and transparency is critical.
"As a strategic partner to public and community safety and justice organizations across Canada, we can help you address some of your biggest challenges. The community safety ecosystem in Canada and globally is facing significant challenges related to access to justice and increasing citizen expectations. We focus on supporting the entire public, community safety and justice ecosystem in Canada to help it adapt and evolve."
The core mission of public and community safety organizations is to keep Canadians safe. But the task of protecting people is getting harder. The interplay between demographic and societal changes, coupled with innovations in technology, have created new types of crime and patterns of criminality. Some of the advances in technology that have increased our prosperity have also given criminals fresh opportunities to exploit, unconstrained by geographic borders.
Community and Public safety organizations must assess, learn, apply and scale new approaches quickly. This means implementing more effective and efficient operating models, making better use of technology, collaborating with other organizations and equipping officers with the skills and tools they need to stay ahead of criminals.
Partner, National Defence, Public Safety and Justice Sector Leader, PwC Canada
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