Substance Supports in Neighbourhoods Accessed through Police Partnerships

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The Windsor Police Service, the City of Windsor, and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit are committed to addressing substance use challenges in our community through Substance Supports in Neighbourhoods Accessed through Police Partnerships, otherwise known as the SSNAPP initiative. This partnership uniquely integrates law enforcement, healthcare, and community engagement to provide comprehensive support. Together, we strive to create a safer and healthy community, fostering an environment where individuals impacted by substance use can access the support they need.

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Pictured above are representatives of the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative (DWCC), City of Windsor, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, and the Windsor Police Service at DWCC Community Park Events in 2023.

SSNAPP aligns with the Windsor Essex Regional Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (the Plan) and the Windsor-Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy (WECOSS) through shared objectives of strengthening community safety and well-being. More specifically, SSNAPP and its various initiatives fall under Priority #3, “Mental Health & Substance-Use Supports”; and Priority #2, “Engaged & Safe Communities,” of the Plan. The WECOSS also promotes resources and services available for individuals impacted by substance use. Resources can be found at the WECOSS website.

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The SSNAPP team is engaging with Windsor businesses, community service providers, and residents to understand their perspectives on what information is important to include in individualized neighbourhood safety plans currently being developed for areas affected by substance use.

These safety plans will be tool kits for businesses and community members that will contain specific, action-oriented information that can be used by people to help manage situations they see in their neighbourhoods, ultimately strengthening community safety and response.

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Upcoming Events

This summer, SSNAPP will be supporting the Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative (DWCC) Community Park Events. Check regularly for future events, upcoming dates, and locations, or visit the DWCC’s website.

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Presented by SSNAPP representatives from the Windsor Police Service, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, and the City of Windsor.

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