Penticton starts hiring process for six new bylaw employees

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Recruitment is now underway for six new members of the City of Penticton Bylaw Department.

One bylaw intake administrator, one bylaw enforcement officer and four community safety bylaw officers are being sought between now and January 9, 2022.

“The Bylaw Services Department provides residents with a variety of services related to regulatory issues, with the purpose of enhancing community safety and livability and to be a complement to police services. Our team is committed to the delivery of professional bylaw education and enforcement in a timely and effective manner, and in accordance with Council direction. We look forward to hearing from people who are interested in these positions and hearing how they can contribute towards our city’s safety and security objectives," said bylaw services manager Tina Mercier.

The hiring process is part of multiple steps city council has committed to as part of an ongoing push towards community safety.

Bylaw hours have been extended and staffed days will now be seven days a week. Seven new RCMP officers are also on the way.

Council also recently approved a "Community Safety Resource Review" to identify long-term staffing level requirements across the city’s community safety portfolio.

City staff is currently working on a new "Safe Streets and Public Places Bylaw" which will come before council for first reading in early 2022.

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