Planning and Physical Resources

The WPS Planning & Physical Resources Branch is an important component of the Operational Support Services section of the organization. Headed up by a Director and reporting to the Deputy Chief of Operational Support, this branch includes the Fleet and Logistics Unit, Facilities, the Stores Unit, and all functions related to planning, research & development, and special municipal projects; a large component of which involves the application of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).

A key ongoing function of the Planning component of the branch is carrying out detailed reviews of all development activity that occurs in the municipality; everything from zoning changes and official plan amendments to site plan reviews, road designs and redesigns, architectural reviews of major buildings, and design evaluations of city parks.