In the coming weeks, the Moose Jaw Police Service will begin consultations to put together a five-year Strategic Management Plan for 2023. 

It was passed at the Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioners meeting that they would contract Praxis Consulting Ltd to move the process forward. 

“We're a little bit behind the timelines now because we had to reach the (board) meeting, but in the proposal, they were ready to go,” said Moose Jaw Police Service Chief Rick Bourassa. 

Praxis was chosen through a Request for Proposal process. A committee of commissioners Dawn Luhning and Darrell Markin and Bourassa and Deputy Chief Rick John went through the proposals and put forward the recommendation. 

The police service is expected to meet with Praxis in the next week or two to begin the first phase, but dates are still being finalized. 

Bourassa said the process will include analyzing past strategic plans as well as identifying the needs and priorities of the community. 

“So, it will be a robust and broad process that that will be undertaken. There will be more public discussion as it moves forward,” Bourassa explained. 

Which stakeholders and groups to be consulted are still in the works, but Bourassa said the board will have choices as to how far in depth they would like the report to go.