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About donspicer

Superintendent Spicer is the HRM's Public Safety Officer. In addition to leading a coordinated response to the Mayor's Roundtable on Violence Report, he manages the Public Safety Office which is comprised of the Community Relations/Crime Prevention Section, Community Response Team, Mobile Mental Health Unit, Traffic Unit, School Response Officers, Victim Services and Volunteer Programs.

Halifax Connects: An amazing day

I had the pleasure of taking part in the ‘Halifax Connects’ event at Citadel High School on Sunday, November 4. This annual event, which is the brainchild of über community volunteers Meghan Laing and Doug Hall, is designed to provide … Continue reading

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Turning in the badge but continuing the fight

After nearly 35 years in policing I’ve decided to retire. The decision didn’t come easily as I still have a great sense of pride in my work and feel we’re moving in the right direction. I gauge my success on … Continue reading

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Are you going drinking tonight?

There’s been much talk of late around binge drinking and issues of violence in and around the bar scene. Some blame the bars, others blame students. I don’t think this is a bar or student issue. It’s a matter of … Continue reading

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Running and reading are good for you; just not at the same time

This week it is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to Luke MacDonald who is instrumental in improving the lives of youth in our community by bringing the Running and Reading program to our schools. This is Luke’s account of … Continue reading

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Hope Blooms? It sure does!

Yesterday marked the opening of the North End Community Garden. For six years now, kids in the Gottingen Street area have been growing a lot more than vegetables in the North End Community Garden.  They’re growing entrepreneurs, leaders and a … Continue reading

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Don’t be that guy

Don’t be that guy May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Earlier today at the reading of the proclamation at the Provincial Legislature I had the pleasure of announcing several exciting projects that Halifax Regional Police is undertaking. Police have often … Continue reading

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