Posted by Colin Heggie on Jun 08, 2021
Regan Borisenko is the City of Vernon’s Community Safety Coordinator.  He was hosted by Michael & Dominik.  Formerly a Canada Customs officer & manager of an RV dealership, Regan now has a list of duties as long as his arm, but they all focus on various aspects of community safety.  While Rachel Zubick runs our Community Safety Office, Regan is more involved with developing & supervising a wide variety of programs, including Speed Watch, Distracted Driving, Theft from Vehicles, Personal Safety, Surveillance, Foot Patrols, Marine Vessel Safety, Invasive Species (Mussel) Checks, Emergency Callout/Response Teams, Domestic Violence Monitoring & Special Events, etc.  Among his biggest jobs are running +/-100 Block Watches, keeping neighbourhoods safe & offering emergency preparedness & scam prevention training.  He manages & helps train 55 local RCMP Volunteers, each of whom commit to an annual minimum of 80 hours including training.  A Safe Apartment Living program helps keep illegal activity out of rental properties, & he offers Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), which deals with lighting & target hardening to reduce opportunities for crime.  Regan answered questions about mussels endangering our lakes, catalytic converter thefts & other issues.