A Division Representative is an ENW representative for one of the 6 different Police divisions and all the community leagues in that same area. Division Reps are a support for Community Reps, help community members who are without a Community Rep and will liaise with the Edmonton Police on community crime prevention initiatives.
The Division Representative receives training and resources available through ENW to provide in their division. A Division can have a single Rep or work with another volunteer in a shared-role. To become a Division Representative there are five basic requirements. The person in the position must:
- be approved by both ENW and the Edmonton Police Service. It is an appointment by ENW and needs to be approved by the Edmonton Police Service Volunteer Coordinator.
- be/become a member of ENW.
- pass a Special Enhanced Police Information or a volunteer Police Information Check (PIC) for volunteers conducted by the Edmonton Police Service.
- have internet access and communicate regularly by email.
- attend a training session conducted by ENW & EPS.
Division Reps attend an initial training session to learn about the programs, resources and to become familiar with what is available to help with crime prevention at the community level. This training is provided free by ENW to Division Reps. Division Reps may need to attend an additional training session approximately every 12-18 months. All Division Reps are encouraged to attend the AGM and the annual Appreciation event. All are provided free of charge to the Division Reps.
Division Reps work directly with ENW staff and can access assistance and direction when needed. All ENW print materials are available to the Division Reps to be used and distribute in the areas served. Additional lending materials are also available to the Division Reps such as stand-up banners, lawn signs, identification cards, display boards and more.