Physical Security Enhancements now in place in City’s Downtown

Mayor Davis and Downtown Security team

BRANTFORD, ON: On January 11, 2021 the City of Brantford launched a pilot project that will see an expansion of the City's Physical Security Guard Services, featuring an enhanced 24/7 security presence in the downtown area, including all of the municipal facilities within the downtown and surrounding area. 

The new Security Guard team will be equipped with a City-issued identification card, two-way communication equipment, a security vehicle and essential personal protection equipment. Patrol Guards and Supervisors will be certified and trained in non-violent crisis intervention, first aid and CPR, AED, naloxone administration, use of force, defensive tactics, management of resistive behaviour and de-escalation, handcuffs, batons, and sensitivity pertaining to marginalized communities. 

While patrol routes and routines will remain confidential for security purposes, the security team will continually review and adapt all patrol routes and priorities to ongoing and trending security concerns discussed with stakeholders, including staff and management from various municipal departments, facilities and community partners.

Prior to the conclusion of the four-month Pilot Project, the City’s Facilities Management and Security Department will provide a Report to Council detailing the outcomes of the project, as well as recommendations with the objective to establish a more permanent corporate security approach moving forward.

“I’m pleased to see this initiative underway”, said Mayor Davis. “It is an important first step in helping reduce instances of disruptive crime such as thefts, that are unfortunately on the rise in some areas of the city. I’m confident that this approach to optimize and expand security services of City owned buildings into the downtown and surrounding areas will help to deter this type of disturbing activity.” 

“Important to the success of this pilot project is working collaboratively with our community partners including, Brantford Police Services, Wilfrid Laurier Special Constable Service, the Downtown Brantford Business Association, the Brantford Public Library and others to help inform long term security solutions to achieve common goals”, said Lise Sordo, Director of Facilities Management and Security. “We expect that information collected as a result of the from the piolot program will inform the development of a more permanent solution in the future.”

Pilot Project Locations

  • Brantford Public Library (173 Colborne St, Brantford, ON N3T 2G8)
  • Market Square – includes Community Services & Social Development, BRC, Human Resources and Finance (1 Market Street and 220 Colborne St, Brantford, ON N3T 2H1)
  • Beckett Adult Leisure Centre (219 Colborne St, Brantford, ON N3T 2H2)
  • Brantford Transit Bus Terminal (64 Darling St, Brantford, ON N3T 2Z7)
  • Brantford City Hall (100 Wellington Square, Brantford, ON N3T 5R7)
  • Brantford Provincial Offences Court (102 Wellington St, Brantford, ON N3T 2M2)
  • Market Centre Parkade (50 Market St S, Brantford, ON N3T 2E8)
  • Brantford Farmers' Market (79 Icomm Dr, Brantford, ON N3S 7N9)
  • Brantford Facilities Management & Security and IT Services (84 Market St, Brantford, ON N3T 2Z7)
  • Brantford & District Civic Centre (79 Market St S, Brantford, ON N3S 2E4)
  • Brant Towers (5 Fordview Ct, Brantford, ON N3T 5W3)
  • Daleview Gardens (676 Grey St, Brantford, ON N3S 4Y4)
  • Eastdale Gardens (359 Darling St, Brantford, ON N3S 3Y6)
  • Earl Haig Family Fun Park (101 Market St S, Brantford, ON N3S 2E4)
  • Heritage House and Lucy Marco Place (40 Queen St, Brantford, ON N3T 3B2)
  • Lorne Towers (24 Colborne St W Brantford, ON N3T 2G3)
  • Riverside Gardens (43-45 Tecumseh St, Brantford, ON N3S 2B5; 52 Pontiac St, Brantford, ON,  
  • N3S 2A7; 17 Marie Ave, Brantford, ON N3S 7M6)
  • The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts (88 Dalhousie St, Brantford, ON N3T 2J2)
  • Harmony Square (89 Dalhousie St., Brantford) 
  • Various municipal vacant lands, parks and parking lots

The City of Brantford Corporate Security Guard Team can be reached 24/7 by calling 519-761-9647.  For non-urgent concerns, inquiries and/or any feedback regarding physical security matters, please contact or call 519-759-4150 ext. 5626. 

In the event of an emergency, please call 911. 


Media Contact:
Maria Visocchi Director, Communications and Community Engagement
City of Brantford | Office: 519.759.4150 Ext. 5754 |

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